Two seminars in Biomathematics
Speaker: Adam McLean, Imperial College London
Title: Parameter-free methods for systems biology distinguish Wnt models and guide design of experiments
Speaker: Rasmus Petersen, Microsoft Research, Cambridge
Title: Tools for designing molecular computation
Abstract: For the past four years I have been developing and maintaining the core computational tools in the Biological Computation group at Microsoft Research Cambridge. The group is taking a language based approach to understanding and designing biological systems, that is, building domain specific languages tailored to describe biological systems but to look a bit like programming languages. Rather than compiling to executable code, they compile to descriptions that can be simulated or interrogated in other ways. Specifically we use chemical reaction networks as an intermediate representation. I will showcase the current status of some of the tools along with notable applications and give a preview of some of the future developments.