Title: Dynamical Strategies for Resource Sharing in Microbes.
When: Friday, 6th April, 2018, at 12:00.
Place: Sala de Conferencias, Módulo 00, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
Speaker: Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo, Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain.
Living systems are usually faced with situations in which they have to share a common pool of limited resources. A standard way of solving this problem is by partitioning statically the resources among all players. In this talk I will discuss an alternative solution that relies on taking turns in time when utilizing the available resources. I will describe results that show, using a combination of time-lapse microscopy, microfluidics, and mathematical modeling, how bacteria use this time-sharing strategy at the levels of molecules, cells, and cellular populations.