Discovering the Rules of Life Through Computational Plant Biology – Utilizing Dynamical Mathematical Models at the Molecular, Organismal, and Ecosystem Levels
Friday, July 31, 2020
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT
At the workshop, participants will be provided with ‘toy problems’ to solve. They will be tasked with formulating these problems to be more appropriate for discussion of mathematical frameworks, including differential equations, Markov Chains, and cellular automata. To facilitate in an online workshop environment, mathematical framework information, sample code, and leading questions will be provided as part of workshop materials. Participants will determine which of the presented methods would be best suited for their toy problems. The ‘solutions’ will be presented by our panel of experts, who will discuss their rationales with the participants. At the end of the workshop, participants will have the opportunity to receive real-time consultation on their computational questions. Participants can submit an A4-sized poster with a diagram of their system with a brief paragraph giving background information and research questions. The panel of experts will then give comments where appropriate on suggested next steps.