UQ-bio Summer School

Nguyen Tran

Nguyen (Nam) Tran

Swinburne University of Technology

Supervisor: Prof. Andrew H.A. Clayton, Swinburne University of Technology

Title: Periodic forcing of the ERK pathway

Short Abstract:  Signal transduction networks respond to stimuli from the environment. Depending on the dynamics of these stimuli, the network may exhibit different output dynamics and, consequently, induce different cell outcomes. The ERK pathway is one such system – displaying different outputs for different stimuli patterns, which go on to dictate different cell functions. Here we show how different periodic forcing dynamics lead to different ERK pathway dynamics and, consequently, different cell differentiation outcomes.

Presenter BiosketchNam (Nguyen) Tran is a final year PhD student from the Cell Biophysics Lab at Swinburne University of Technology, supervised by Prof. Andrew H.A. Clayton. Nam studies the dynamics of cell signalling networks in the frequency domain. He completed his BSc. in physics from the University of Melbourne and Honours in cell biophysics at Swinburne University of Technology.

Link to Full Abstract: TRAN_NGUYEN

Contact: 102057451@student.swin.edu.au