Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering


Category: Evolutionary Adaptations

A Mathematical Approach to Understanding Volvox

algae, fractal geometry, self-assembly, nutrient uptake, embryo inversion, multicellularity, randomness, swimming

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

The Chemistry Lying Deep Within a Volvox Colony

Asexual/sexual reproduction, metabolism, protein-protein interactions, phototsynesis, colony, aging/senescence

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

The Biophysics of Volvox

protist, algae, hydrodynamic interaction, phototaxis, embryo inversion

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

Art in Symmetry: Mathematical Models that Dictate Radiolarian Structures

Voronoi tessellations, protist, biomineralization, symmetry, Geodesic sphere, tomography, symmetry

Vicky Barré, Liora Benzecry, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung

Unveiling the Chemistry of Radiolaria: Exploring Elemental Insights and Environmental Significance

biomineralization, bioluminescence, photosymbiosis, silica cycle, bioindicator, protists

Vicky Barré, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung, Liora Benzecry

The Innovative Structural and Physical Properties of Radiolaria

protist, silica skeletons, buoyancy and specific gravity control, photosymbiosis, optical properties, photonics

Vicky Barré, Liora Benzecry, Rhiannon Butler, Valerie Hung

A Chemical Analysis of Hydra

Regeneration mechanisms, neurotoxins, innate immunity, morphogenesis, antimicrobial peptides, toll-like receptors or bacterial recognition

Jessica Coulson, Magnus Duffy, Ruolin Hu, Shilong Zheng

Analysis of the Survival Mechanisms of Hydra

Survival mechanisms, photoreception, nematocyst, photobehaviour, surface attachment and detachment, spring-like behaviour and responses

Jessica Coulson, Magnus Duffy, Ruolin Hu, Shilong Zheng

An Investigation into the Mathematical Modeling of the Properties of Gonium

Pyrolysis biofuel, formal language theory/computational linguistics, flagellar fluid dynamics, phototaxis, Thermogravimetric analysis, growth modelling

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

An Investigation into the Chemical Properties of Gonium

Photocycles, growth regulation, depolluting enzymes, biodegradation, multicellularity evolution, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

An Investigation of the Physical Properties of Gonium

Flagellar motion, phototaxis, colonies, eyespot optics, helical propulsion, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

Mathematical Marvels of Foraminifera

Adaptation, pore patterns, symbiosis in microeukaryotes, calcification and acidification, shell growth/development, morphogenesis, symbiosis

Emma Bussières, Carolyn Denton, Reno Thompson, Xiao (Rachel) Jiang