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Nick Cogan


Speaker: Nick Cogan
Title: Modeling Biofilm Processes, From Mathematics to Biology
Affiliation: Florida State University
Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. It is becoming more evident that bacteria outside of the lab setting tend to live is structured communites termed biofilms. This mode of existence is charactarized by aggragates of bacteria enmeshed in a self-produced polymer matrix and imposes constraints on the how the bacteria move, reproduce and react to disinfection external fluid flow. This talk will review the analysis of a sequence of models that explore the impact of these constraints on the bacterial dynamics.