A unifying autocatalytic network-based framework for bacterial growth laws

by Rami Pugatch

Department of Industrial Engineering & Management, BGU
at Physics Colloquium

Mon, 27 Dec 2021, 16:10
Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science & Technology (51), room 015


Recently discovered simple quantitative relations, known as bacterial growth laws, hint at the existence of simple underlying principles at the heart of bacterial growth. In this talk, we explain our unifying picture of how these known relations, as well as new relations that we derive, all stem from a universal autocatalytic network common to all bacteria, facilitating balanced exponential growth of individual cells.
We will also discuss in what way these simple universal growth laws are not capturing all biological aspects, and if time permits sketch a way forward.

The talk is adapted to physics audiences and does not require prior knowledge.
see our recent Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, August 17, 2021 118 (33) e2107829118; https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2107829118

Created on 21-12-2021 by Kats, Yevgeny (katsye)
Updaded on 21-12-2021 by Kats, Yevgeny (katsye)