# Sorin Mitran : Information Theoretic Projection of Cytoskeleton Dynamics onto Surrogate Cellular Motility Models

Cellular motility arises from the interaction of numerous components: actin filaments, ligands, adhesion complexes to name a few. Each individual component exhibits stochastic behavior, yet overall cooperative behavior is observed, and leads to motility. Linking overall cellular motion to the stochastic behavior of its components is a remarkable mathematical challenge. This talk introduces a method to cyclically extract surrogate motility models from detailed stochastic simulation of the components. The starting point is a sampling of the detailed cytoskeleton dynamics over a short time interval. This detailed information is repeatedly projected onto a lower dimensional statistical manifold to obtain a coarse-grained model of the cytoskeleton, from which a surrogate cell model is obtained. The projection operation corresponds to transport along the geodesics of embedded statistical manifolds. The surrogate model is advanced over a larger time interval and then used to recreate the detailed microscopic cytoskeleton state needed to start the next cycle. The procedure is applied to study the behavior of Listeria monocytogenes bacterium and inert models of the motility behavior of this bacterium

**Category**: Mathematical Biology**Duration**: 01:14:48**Date**: October 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM**Views**: 106-
**Tags:**seminar, Mathematical Biology Seminar

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