The Hilldale Lecture Series, Faculty Division of the Physical Sciences
Simple building blocks of complex biological systems
Monday, February 18, 2013
H.F. DeLuca Forum, Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
Uri Alon. To understand biological systems, our lab has defined "network motifs": basic interaction patterns that recur throughout biological networks, much more often than expected at random. The same small set of network motifs appears to serve as the building blocks of the circuitry that processes information from bacteria to mammals. Specific network motifs may be universal building blocks of biological computation.