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The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation University of California at Santa Barbara
 

Summary: The Center for Control, Dynamical Systems, and Computation
University of California at Santa Barbara
Spring 2008 Systems Biology
Seminar Series Presents
Systems biology of information processing in biological
networks
Ilya Nemenman
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Tuesday, April 1, 2008 11:00am-12:00pm ESB 1001
Abstract:
In the recent years, biology has been shifting its focus from studies of molecular com-
ponents of organisms to attempting to understand entire biological systems as a whole.
This has opened up new opportunities for the physical way of thinking in biology, and
it allowed us to wonder if there exists a biological systems theory as general as, say,
the Landau theory in physics, and thus capable of "explaining" many diverse biological
implementations of the same physical phenomenon at once. In this talk, I will describe
a very small corner of systems biophysics, where the first steps toward a general un-
derstanding may have already been made. Here, using the tools of information theory
and statistical physics, we have been able to make small steps toward formulation of
and answers to questions like: What are the signal processing capabilities of biological

  

Source: Akhmedov, Azer - Department of Mathematics, University of California at Santa Barbara

 

Collections: Mathematics