In conjunction with the interdisciplinary activities of the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), a seminar series on topics in mathematical biology will be hosted at NIMBioS every other Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the Hallam Auditorium, Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd. Seminar speakers will focus on their research initiatives at the interface of mathematics and many areas of the life sciences. Light refreshments will be served in Room 205 beginning 30 minutes before each talk. Faculty and students from across the UT community are welcome to join us.
Speaker: Dr. John R. Jungck, Director, Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center; Mathematics; Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Univ. of Delaware
Time/Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018, 3:30 p.m.*
Location: Room 206, Claxton Building, 1122 Volunteer Blvd.
Topic: Exploring nanobiological structures with 3D nanotomography, 4D printing via self-assembly, and graph theory
We have been doing 3D X-Ray nanotomography of radiolarian tests and studying them geometrically and topologically. Also, we have been 4D printing via self-assembly icosahedral viral capsid models. I will bring along a variety of models that we have built to illustrate our work.
Dr. John R. Jungck, professor of biological sciences at the University of Delaware, has spent the past four decades enhancing quantitative education for life science students and researchers at all levels, including serving as long-term chair of the Society for Mathematical Biology Committee on Education and as the co-founder of BioQuest Curriculum Consortium, which was established in 1986. He is the former editor of Biology International, Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, BioQUEST Library, and American Biology Teacher; is an editorial board member of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Evolutionary Bioinformatics, and the American Journal of Undergraduate Research. He edited special issues of Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena and CBE Life Science Education on Bio 2010. His major research interests are in mathematical biology education, graph theory, molecular evolution, image analysis, and interdisciplinary work with artists.
*Join us for refreshments at 3 p.m.
Seminar Flyer (pdf)
For more information about this and other NIMBioS Seminars, visit http://www.nimbios.org/seminars.