### Seminars for Biomathematics

**Spring 2021**

Apr 14 |

No Seminar - Last Week of Classes |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

Apr 7 |

Fan Bai (FSU Mathematics) |

A Frequency-Dependent Mechanism for Axon Length Regulation |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

An axon is the longest protrusion from a neuron, which can be thousands of times longer than the cell body. A natural question is how the neuron controls the length of the axon. A recently proposed me... More |

Mar 31 |

Virgina Parkman (FSU Mathematics) |

Canine Distemper Modeled in an Animal Shelter with Quarantine |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

Canine distemper outbreak modeled in an animal shelter by Dantzler, et al. focused on modeling the spread of the canine distemper virus (CDV) through a local animal shelter. For this presentation, we ... More |

Mar 24 |

Zachary Deskin (FSU Mathematics) |

Techniques to Compute the Basic Reproduction Number in Epidemic Models |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

In epidemic models, we would like to determine the behavior of an infectious disease (i.e., will we have an epidemic or not). It turns out that you just need to look at a number, called the Basic Repr... More |

Mar 17 |

Ethan Semrad (FSU Mathematics) |

Merge Trees |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

Merge trees can be a useful tool in topological data analysis. They can be used to extract certain topological features of a dataset for comparison or analysis. For this presentation, we will first ... More |

Mar 10 |

Mehran Fazli (FSU Mathematics) |

TBA |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

TBA |

Mar 4 |

Brooke Haywood (FSU Mathematics) |

Exploring Biodiversity Caused Disease Amplification and Dilution |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 1:20 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

Please note the date change for this week. Instead of meeting on March 3 at 3:05 pm we will meet on March 4 at 1:20pm. This talk is designed to explore the relationship between disease spread ... More |

Feb 24 |

Seminar Postponed |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

Feb 18 |

Yi Zhou (FSU) |

Algorithms for Factoring (Skew) Polynomials |

Algebra and Its Applications |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom |

Feb 17 |

Dr. Monica Hurdal (FSU Mathematics) |

Ten simple rules for tackling your first mathematical models: A guide for graduate students by graduate students |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

This week's seminar will be via a Discussion Board. We will not be meeting in person via Zoom. For this week's seminar please read the following paper: Bodner et al. (2021) Ten simple ru... More |

Feb 10 |

Shaikh Obaidullah (FSU Mathematics) |

Effects of Osmotic Perturbation on the Gut Microbiota |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

The gut microbiota plays a vital role in managing our body's functions -- the microbiota determines health in our gut. Laxative treatment is applied to alleviate the gut problem. Thus, it creates tran... More |

Feb 3 |

Dr. Monica Hurdal (FSU Mathematics) |

Discrete Conformal Maps As Applied To Brain Mapping |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

In this presentation I will introduce the method of circle packing and how my research group is applying it to create conformal maps of the brain. Motivation for using conformal maps in neuroscience w... More |

Jan 27 |

Dr. Monica Hurdal (FSU Mathematics) |

Mapping the Visual Cortex of the Human Brain - Part 2 |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

In this presentation, I will discuss a mathematical model that represents how the visual field is processed by the visual cortex of the visual brain. It turns out that this map is a conformal map and ... More |

Jan 20 |

Dr. Monica Hurdal (FSU Mathematics) |

Mapping the Visual Cortex of the Human Brain |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |

In this presentation, I will discuss a mathematical model that represents how the visual field is processed by the visual cortex of the visual brain. It turns out that this map is a conformal map and ... More |

Jan 13 |

Dr. Monica Hurdal (FSU Mathematics) |

Organizational Meeting |

Biomathematics Seminar |

Time: 3:05 |

Location: Zoom. Seminar link has info. |