MSRI-MPI Leipzig Summer Graduate School on Algebraic Methods for Biochemical Reaction Networks

June 12 - 23, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences

The aim of the course is to learn how tools from algebraic geometry (in particular, from computational and real algebraic geometry) can be used to analyze standard models in molecular biology. Particularly, these models are key ingredients in the development of Systems and Synthetic biology, two active research areas focusing on understanding, modifying, and implementing the design principles of living systems.

We will focus on the mathematical aspects of the methods, and exemplify and apply the theory to real networks, thereby introducing the participants to relevant problems and mechanisms in molecular biology. As a counterpart, however, the participants will also see how this field has in the past challenged current methods, mainly in the realm of real algebraic geometry, and has given rise to new general and purely theoretical results on polynomial equations. We will end our lectures with an overview of open questions in both fields.

Limited funding will be available for PhD students.

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Date and Location

June 12 - 23, 2023
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
E1 05 (Leibniz-Saal)
Inselstr. 22
04103 Leipzig

Scientific Organizers

Timo de Wolff
Technische Universität Braunschweig

Alicia Dickenstein
Universidad de Buenos Aires

Elisenda Feliu
University of Copenhagen

Teaching assistants

  • Oskar Henriksson, University of Copenhagen
  • Nidhi Kaihnsa, University of Copenhagen
  • Beatriz Pascual Escudero, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • Máté László Telek, University of Copenhagen
  • Birte Ostermann, Technische Universität Braunschweig

Administrative Contact

Mirke Olschewski
MPI for Mathematics in the Sciences
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26.06.2023, 01:27