Arezki Boudaoud (RDP, ENS Lyon)
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 12:00 - 13:00
Michael Swann building, seminar room 7.20 King's Buildings

If you have a question about this talk, please contact: Julie Fyffe (jfyffe)

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How do organisms cope with cellular variability to achieve well-defined morphologies and architectures? We are addressing this question by combining experiments with live plants and analyses of (stochastic) models that integrate cell-cell communication and tissue mechanics. During the talk, I will first take the opportunity of the centennial of D’Arcy Thompson’s book to discuss a mathematical feature of leaf morphogenesis. I will then present our counterintuitive results on the role of noise in development.