Mittwoch, 18. Juni 2014, 15:00 - 16:00 iCal

CS-Colloquium: Prof. Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz

Images of life: How visual computing is shaping plant biology (and vice versa)

Fakultät für Informatik - Hörsaal 3
Währinger Straße 29, 1090 Wien


Over the last decade, the use of sophisticated imaging techniques for acquiring and processing microscopic data, combined with computational models and simulations, has revolutionized developmental biology of plants. Genetic techniques make it possible to visualize and track tagged molecules in living cells and tissues. These data are used to construct computational models that simulate, visualize, and help analyze mechanisms of plant development. In my talk, I will show a series of models that have contributed to the understanding of a fundamental aspect of plant development, patterning and growth regulation by the plant hormone auxin. I will then analyze some of the features that have made these models useful to biologists, and highlight current challenges related to the design and application of computational models in developmental biology.

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