Javier Arsuaga, Departments of Mathematics and Molecular & Cellular Biology, UC Davis
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown the importance of developing models that can predict whether a (non-human) animal virus can spill over to humans and how a virus will evolve once it is spreading among humans. In coronaviruses a key step in the infection process is the binding of the viral spike (S) protein to the human receptor. In this talk, I will present mathematical and machine learning models that use the sequence and structure of the S protein to predict the spread of coronaviruses.
Zoom Link for Spring 2023 M*A*TH Colloquium Talks (Zoom will open at approximately 3:45 before each talk)
The M*A*T*H Colloquium is our weekly public lecture series. Talks are on Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m. in Darwin 103 and on Zoom; see link above (first four talks are on Zoom only). Maps to and of campus are available. A parking permit is required to park on campus, and is available for $5.00 at machines in the parking lots. Talks are otherwise free.
The M*A*T*H Colloquium has been in operation during every semester since Fall, 1974. See below for previous posters.