Time: 10:30-12:00 am , Aug 17th（Friday）
Venue: Room 300, 320 Yueyang Road
Speaker: Prof. Timothy Elston, Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Host: Prof. Zefeng Wang, CAS-MPG Partner Institute for Computational Biology
Title: Competition, coexistence and bistability in polarity establishment
Brief introduction of the speaker： Timothy Charles Elston is a professor in the Department of Pharmacology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is Board of Reviewing Editors of Science and the Editorial Board of Journal Theoretial Biology. His lab integrates computational approaches, including mathematical modeling and quantitative image ananlysis, with experimental investigations to understand complex cellular behavior. He also develop novel computational techniques for quantitative analyses of live-cell images and simulating spatiotemporal models of signaling pathways. Current projects in the lab focus on cell fate decisions, polarity establishment and gradient sensing.