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SeMoVi - June 27th, 2007

SeMoVi
14h00 - 15h00

Stanislas Leibler, The Rockfeller University
Fluctuations, information, and survival: some lessons from bacteria
More information on the Stanislas Leibler website

15h00 - 15h30 Pause café
15h30 - 16h30

Carole Knibbe, Laboratoires LIRIS, INSA de Lyon
Evolvability, robustness and genome structure: where is the link?

Matthieu Piel, Institut Curie
From microfluidics to yeast mating: new modelling and experimental developments to understand gradient sensation in the context of a cell-cell communication process

16h30 - 17h00 Discussion générale

 

Stanislas Leibler, The Rockfeller University
Fluctuations, information, and survival: some lessons from bacteria

Growing (micro)organisms are subject to different types of environmental changes. Some of these are regular - for instance, daily variations of light intensity. Others are stochastic, such as the random appearance of predators or toxins. Bacteria have developed an astonishing panoply of survival strategies in varying environments. I will describe some recent experimental and theoretical studies of bacterial behavior. Connections with information theory and statistical mechanics will be discussed.

 

 

 

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