Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Tuesday 6th at SMDIS

Today, more people showed up, so that the non-Nordic visitors were Paolo Muratore-Ginanneschi, Olav Tirkkonen (well, from HUT), Luca Peliti, Satya Majumdar, Matteo Marsili, at the end of the day.

The main highlight was the seminar of Luca Peliti (copies of the slides should be available via the web site here and for the talks in general ) on Sequence evolution in phenotypic space: An overview. The main idea is to look at statistical mechanics models on transcription factor binding, and think about the space of possible simple models, and what that implies of how organisms work and how experiment should be interpreted. Related work has been done in particular by the group of Michael Lässig, recently.

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