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Public Lecture / Conférence publique

DE WITT SUMNERS, Florida State University, Florida, USA
Calculating the secrets of life: mathematics in biology and medicine

The human body is an extremely complicated biological system. Spurred by spectacular recent progress, biology and medicine are experiencing an explosion of data. In order to convert this firehose of data into knowledge, mathematics and computation (both old and new) are needed to build models and navigational tools. This talk will briefly discuss a few applications to show the impact that mathematics can have in medicine: in the cell (understanding how enzymes operate on DNA); in the heart (controlling fibrillation); and in the brain (understanding brain function).


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