Peculiar and Half-Forgotten Models in Biology

Throughout history many different modeling approaches has been developed to understand biological systems. What can we learn from these models?

We are happy to announce that Roger Strand will give a presentation at the second breakfast seminar this autumn. He is professor at the Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities (UiB) and at the Centre for Digital Life (NTNU):

Scientific libraries are full of papers and books that are almost not read anymore. What treasures are to be found? In this talk, I will outline two approaches to the modelling of organisms that are by no means forgotten, but still never made it (yet) to mainstream research or textbooks in biology: Howard Pattee's biosemiotics and Robert Rosen's relational models. It is an open question whether they will ever become useful. They are very interesting, however.

The seminar will be at Høyteknologisenteret, Computational Biology Unit, Department of Informatics, Datablokken, 5. floor.

"Digital Frukost" is an open breakfast seminar series focusing on research activities at the interface between the biological sciences and that of mathematics, computer science, physics or engineering. Examples of such research activities could be mathematical or computational modeling of biological systems, application of engineering/control systems theory on biological systems or inspired by biological systems, application of mathematics/statistics/machine learning to analyze big data in health or marine sector; from sensor systems, imaging or omics technologies etc.

We hope to see many of you there!

As food will be served, please register your attendance using this link.

Information about the event

  • Time:
    05. — 05. Oct 2018
  • Place:
    Computational Biology Unit, UiB
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