Modelling Quorum Sensing in Agrobacterium tumefaciens

Joshua Waterfall, Cornell University

Quorum sensing is a signalling mechanism which allows bacteria to regulate gene expression in a population density dependent manner. One prototypical example is the quorum sensing network in Agrobacterium tumefaciens. Borrowing techniques from statistical mechanics, an attempt at understanding the network by studying the ensemble of models in parameter space which best reproduce the data is described.

Abstract Author(s): Josh Waterfall