Applications of monomial ideals and computational algebra in the<br/><br/>reverse engineering of biological networks.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006 - 3:00pm - 3:50pm
EE/CS 3-180
Michael Stillman (Cornell University)
he reverse engineering of biological networks is an important and
interesting problem. Two examples of such networks are gene
regulatory networks, and the relationship of voxels in the brain. We
describe a method for determining possible wiring diagrams for such
networks. The method is based on computational algebra, and a key
part of the method uses computations involving monomial ideals in a
polynomial ring. To illustrate the algorithms, we apply the method
to data coming from fMRI scans of the brain.

This talk represents joint work (on the arXiv at q-bio.QM/0605032)
with Abdul Jarrah, Reinhard Laubenbacher, and Brandy Stigler. The
analysis of the brain data was performed by Paola Vera.
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