Colloquium–Bob Palais

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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.