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PDE Modeling of gene expression and biomolecular interactions


Term:

Fall

Department:

2: Mechanical Engineering

Faculty Supervisor:

Domitilla Del Vehccio

Faculty email:

ddv@mit.edu

Apply by:

08/15/2020

Contact:

Carlos Barajas: carloabar@mit.edu

Project Description

This exciting project aims to develop a framework to numerically solve 3D spatio-temporal models of biomolecular species interacting inside the cell. Currently the field of synthetic/systems biology lacks spatio-temporal models although intracellular spatial heterogeneity is predominant. These models will aid us in unlocking the full potential of these fields towards reliable disease detection, biofuel production, robust agriculture...etc. This project is perfect for anyone who enjoys coding+modeling+math If this sounds interesting please reach out to: carlobar@mit.edu

Pre-requisites

- Familiarity with PDEs and solving them numerically. - No bio experience necessary