Biocomplexity 9

Public Lecture

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Paulien Hogeweg
Theoretical Biology & Bioinformatics Group
Utrecht University
Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
5:30-6:30 pm
Monroe County Public Library Auditorium

Darwinian evolution, i.e. mutation and selection of replicators, is a very powerful mechanism to generate complex structure and dynamics as has been abundantly demonstrated in vivo, in vitro, and in silico. On the other hand, local interactions of simple entities may lead to complex structure and dynamics.

In this talk, we will show how the interface between such self-organizing complexity and Darwinian evolution enriches both the evolutionary process and the dynamics of self-organizing processes.

In particular, we will discuss how, on the one hand, the evolution of complex regulation depends on self-organizing processes at various scales. On the other hand, we show how the entire life-cycle of a simple organism can be understood in terms of self-organization from simple interactions between ‘cells’ provided we take regulated cell differentiation into account.

Public Lecture
Free & Open to the Public

Indiana University, Office of Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculties, National Science Foundation, Indiana University School of Informatics, The Biocomplexity Institute
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