UBC Math Bio Seminar: Qing Nie (Online)

  • Date: 06/24/2020
  • Time: 13:45
Qing Nie. University of California, Irvine



Multiscale inference and modeling of cell fate via single-cell data


Cells make fate decisions in response to dynamic environmental and pathological stimuli as well as cell-to-cell communications. Recent technological breakthroughs have enabled to gather data in previously unthinkable quantities at single cell level, starting to suggest that cell fate decision is much more complex, dynamic, and stochastic than previously recognized. Multiscale interactions, sometimes through cell-cell communications, play a critical role in cell decision-making. Dissecting cellular dynamics emerging from molecular and genomic scale in single-cell demands novel computational tools and multiscale models. In this talk, through multiple biological examples we will present our recent effort in the center to use single-cell RNA-seq data and spatial imaging data to uncover new insights in development, regeneration, and cancers. We will also present several new computational tools and mathematical modeling methods that are required to study the complex and dynamic cell fate process through the lens of single cells.

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This event is hosted online via Zoom and will be recorded. If you would like to join this meeting, please email the organizer here.