Title: Modeling crowds of bacteria
Abstract: I will present a joint work with Jean-Baptiste Saulnier (Marseille), Michèle Romanos (Lyon) and Tâm Mignot (Marseille). We revisited the modeling of the so-called rippling phase of the soil bacteria Myxococcus xanthus lifecycle. The emergence of counter-propagating waves has attracted great attention from the mathematical and biophysical communities in the past two decades. Combining recent biological insights, high-resolution microscopy, trajectory analysis, kinetic modeling and numerical simulations, we proposed an integrated scenario for the collective behavior of this fascinating micro-organism, in which traffic congestion plays a key role.
About the speaker: https://vcalvez.perso.math.cnrs.fr/
Link to the talk: https://youtu.be/OcZ5_xH9R2M
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