May 23 2018

11:00 158 Hershey Hall

This seminar is sponsored by QCB, MCDB and IBP

Erel Levine

Coordinated response is an organizing principle at multiple scales of Biology


Erel Levine
Department of Physics
FAS Center for Systems Biology
Harvard University

Sponsored by the Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology, the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biosciences

Self organization is a common thread in biology, governing the way systems are formed, controlled and behave. In this talk we will ask how biological systems, at three different scales, self-organize their response to environmental cues. To do this we will take our favorite animal, the roundworm C. elegans, and affectionately expose it to extreme heat, deprive it of food, and infect it with pathogens. We will combine quantitative measurements, theoretical considerations, and restricted modeling to study the pipeline of signal acquisition, information processing, and decision making, and to develop the concept of coordinated response.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Hershey Hall Grand Salon, Room 158

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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