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Section: New Results

Distributed Algorithms for Microbiological systems

Participants : Lotfi Baour, Catherine Bonnet, Da-Jung Cho, Walid Djema [BIOCORE project team] , Lucas Leclerc, Matthias Fuegger [MEXICO project team] , Frédéric Mazenc, Tomas Nowak [LRI, Univ Paris-Sud] , Cristina Stoica [CentraleSupélec] .

This project led by M. Fuegger and T. Nowak considers microbiological distributed systems such as bacterial cultures. Our goal is to develop algorithms to be used in such low-powered biological computing systems. We have considered a distributed computation model where bacteria communicate via concentrations of small signaling molecules. Algorithms designed for such a model are of importance to provide services like clock synchronization. Basic ODE models for well-mixed solutions are readily available from systems biology. This year, we have paid attention to ODE and PDE models presented in [56], [55]. We have analyzed the influence of model parameters on the stability of the system. Moreover, looking at the involved basic biochemical reactions we have considered some changes in the modelling.