University of Dundee

"Quantitative approaches to investigating epithelial morphogenesis"

Event Date: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:00 to 14:00
Event Location: 
MSI Small Lecture Theatre
Professor Kees Weijer FRSE
Dr Rastko Sknepnek
Event Speaker: 
Jochen Kursawe
University of Manchester
Event Type: 





Jochen obtained a master's degree in physics from the Technical University in Munich before moving to the Mathematical Biology group at the University of Oxford for his DPhil. In his doctoral thesis Jochen applied cell-based computational models to understand the role of mechanical interactions in tissue size control in the Drosophila embryonic epidermis. He applied Bayesian inference techniques to quantify the uncertainty associated with the parameterisation of such models, and he developed a novel algorithm that uses graph theoretic concepts for cell-tracking in live-imaging microscopy videos. Jochen is now a postdoc in Nancy Papalopulu's lab at the University of Manchester, where he uses mathematical modelling to understand the role of oscillatory gene expression dynamics during embryonic neural differentiation