Modelling and control of cell reaction networks
The project aims at a study of the nonlinear systems arising in the biochemical processes occuring inside a cell. The cellular regulation has been formulated in the more familiar framework used in control and system theory in terms of inputs as the variables which can be influenced externally. A graph-theoretic approach has been taken to elicit the rich structure of the dynamical systems represented by metabolic pathways inside the cell. Problems of realization, analysis, and control of cell reaction networks are described.