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M.Sc. Mareike Bojer

Courses and Dates

Title and Module Assignment
Exercise to Theory of Stochastic Processes
Assigned to modules:
UE 2 Altaner, B. Bojer, M. Gough, Z.
Responsible/Coordination: Knolle, J.
dates in groups

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

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Pattern formation in cell layers is experimentally studied in both biological and synthetic systems. For instance, in developmental biology, the correct relative positioning of different cell types is essential to ensure that the organism functions correctly. This project will explore some of the underlying physical concepts with a theoretical approach. Whilst many models for pattern formation exist, the focus here is on cellularized systems with interactions only between neighboring cells. This form of communication has previously received less attention from theoretical research than e.g. long-range diffusible signals as a means of communication. Our goal is to explore fundamental limits and patterning concepts with a simple top-down model based on cellular automata. Building on previous work, the project will concentrate on investigating how the interaction range between cells can influence the ability to realiably create typical biological patterns such as a heterogeneous stripe-pattern. Successful work on this project requires some background in the concepts and methods of statistical physics, as well as skills in computational problem solving.

suitable as
  • Bachelor’s Thesis Physics
Supervisor: Ulrich Gerland
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