Prof. Ralf Metzler (University of Potsdam)
A surging amount of experimental and simulations studies reveals persistent anomalous diffusion in the membranes and volume of living biological cells as well as other complex fluids . This anomalous diffusion is observed for micron-sized objects down to labelled single molecules such as green fluorescent proteins . In this talk I will present results from large scale computer...
Dr. Andrea Cairoli (Imperial College London)
Collective ordered motion can emerge spontaneously in many biological systems, such as bird flocks, insect swarms and tissue under dynamic re-organization. This phenomenon is typically modelled under the active fluid formalism. However, anomalous diffusion, characterizing particles whose position mean-square displacement scales non-linearly in time, is also widespread in biology. For instance,...
Dr. Alexander S. Serov (Decision and Bayesian Computation Group, Department of Neuroscience, CNRS, UMR 3571, Institut Pasteur, Paris; C3BI, USR 3756, Institut Pasteur, CNRS - Paris)
The Overdamped Langevin equation describes the inertialess motion of a particle under deterministic drift and thermal noise. The deterministic drift is the result of the combined action of active forces and the diffusivity gradient (the “spurious” force). For biological applications, it is important to distinguish between the two components, because the former indicates specific interactions,...