Prof. Jens Timmer: "Adventures of a Theoretical Physicist in Biology: Design Principles and Impossible Experiments "
von 12:15 bis 13:15
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Prof. Jens Timmer
External Senior Fellow of the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Adventures of a Theoretical Physicist in Biology: Design Principles and Impossible Experiments
Physics has fundamental laws expressed in the language of mathematics. Biology has evolution and, therefore, in contrast to physics, can reasonably talk about "optimisation" and "function". By the example of bacterial chemotaxis it will be exemplified how mathematical modelling can contribute to understand function and design principles of cellular signalling pathways. Computer-based in silico experiments which are impossible to be conducted in the wet lab will be discussed that indicate evolutionary optimisation of the bacterial chemotaxis signalling pathway.