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Oscar Ortega

Lopez Lab (CPBP)

During this summer I have had the fortune of working with Professor Carlos F. Lopez in a very interesting project which consists of developing an algorithm to tropicalize (yes you read it right, tropical geometry is a branch of algebraic geometry and bear this name in honor to a Brazilian mathematician) a system of differential equations that represent a nonlinear biological network in order to obtain qualitative stable features of the system’s dynamics.  These obtained characteristics of the systems could help to understand and solve the problem of incomplete or imprecise information on the kinetic parameters of the biological networks.