Lecture 2: Network motifs: sniffers, buzzers, toggles and blinkers

Thursday, April 17, 2008 - 10:30am - 11:30am
EE/CS 3-180
John Tyson (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Simple models of regulatory motifs. Positive and negative feedback. Signal-response curves and bifurcation diagrams. Adaptation. Ultrasensitivity. Bistability and oscillations. Simple bifurcations: saddle-node and Hopf. Homoclinic bifurcations.