## Linda Petzold : CANCELED: The Emerging Roles and Computational Challenges of Stochasticity in Biological Systems

- CGTP Group Meeting Seminar ( 241 Views )******* CANCELED ****************** In recent years it has become increasingly clear that stochasticity plays an important role in many biological processes. Examples include bistable genetic switches, noise enhanced robustness of oscillations, and fluctuation enhanced sensitivity or Â?stochastic focusing".. Numerous cellular systems rely on spatial stochastic noise for robust performance. We examine the need for stochastic models, report on the state of the art of algorithms and software for modeling and simulation of stochastic biochemical systems, and identify some computational challenges.

## Marty Golubitsky : Patterns of Synchrony: From Animal Gaits to Binocular Rivalry

- CGTP Group Meeting Seminar ( 233 Views )This talk will discuss previous work on quadrupedal gaits and recent work on a generalized model for binocular rivalry proposed by Hugh Wilson. Both applications show how rigid phase-shift synchrony in periodic solutions of coupled systems of differential equations can help understand high level collective behavior in the nervous system.