8-12 July 2013
Africa/Johannesburg timezone
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Modelling interacting filaments in motility assays

Presented by Prof. Kristian MüLLER-NEDEBOCK on 9 Jul 2013 from 14:30 to 14:50
Type: Oral Presentation
Session: Applied
Track: Track F - Applied Physics

Abstract

Motility assays are two-dimensional arrays in which certain types of biofilaments are pushed along the surface in a direction given by the orientation of the the filament. The filaments interact with each other and with geometrical obstacles. We present a theoretical description for the resulting collective motion of the filaments. This rests on a suitable formalism for the directional re-orientation mechanism, that will be described in detail in this talk. We shall also discuss stochastic aspects of the velocity profile of individual filaments.

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