报告题目：Optimization, Adaptation, and Initiation of Biological Transport Network
报 告 人：胡丹教授（上海交通大学自然科学研究院）
Blood vessel systems and leaf venations are typical biological transport networks. The energy consumption for such a system to perform its biological functions is determined by the network structure. In the first part, I will talk about the optimized structure of the network, and show how the blood vessel system adapts itself to an optimized structure. Mathematical models are used to predict pruning vessels in the experiments of zebra fish. In the second part, I will discuss our recent discovery on modeling the initiation of transport networks. Simulation results are used to illustrate how a tree-like structure is obtained from a continuum adaptation equation set, and how loops can exist in our model. Possible further application of this model will also be discussed.
胡丹教授在生物输运网络、脉搏波和生物膜与抗菌肽相互作用等方面的科技工作发表于Physical Review Letters, PLOS Biology, Nature Communications等国际顶尖杂志。其中，发表于PLOS Biology的文章被Nature Highlight选为亮点工作，被F1000选为必读文章。入选2017年度“长江学者奖励计划”青年学者项目。