Event Type:

Mathematical Biology Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 08:00

Location:

Kidder 356

Abstract:

It has been observed that when an infected parent cell divides, the parasite population need not be evenly divided between the daughter cells. This splitting is assumed to be random, and the quantity of parasites in a cell is modeled by a Feller diffusion. Criteria for the recovery of the organism (the proportion of infected cells tending to zero) are investigated.