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Durham University

Department of Mathematical Sciences

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Statistics Seminars: Phase transition in a model of microtubule growth

Presented by Ostap Hryniv, Dept. Mathematical Sciences, University of Durham

8 February 2010 14:15 in CM107

We study a continuous time stochastic process on strings made of two types of particles, whose dynamics mimics the behaviour of microtubules in a living cell; namely, the strings evolve via a competition between (local) growth/shrinking as well as (global) hydrolysis processes. We give a complete characterisation of the phase diagram of the model, and derive several criteria of the transient and recurrent regimes for the underlying stochastic process.

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