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Colloquium–Bob Palais

Tuesday, November 03
4:00 PM
135 TMCB

Title: Mathematics and Algorithms for Genomic Medicine

Abstract: Mathematical methods and algorithms play a key role in rapid, accurate, economical new technologies for molecular level medical diagnostics and treatment. We will give examples involving tests to determine transplant compatibility, to detect multiple pathogens from a single sample, to screen newborns for risk factors, and to suggest cancer treatment, that rely on calculus, linear algebra, discrete math, statistical mechanics, numerical analysis, visualization, and more.