Lecture by Luis Serrano in May 2017 at the IRI Life Sciences as part of the IRI-Schering-Colloquium “Life in Numbers”
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During the 2017 summer term, the Integrative Research Institute of Life Sciences (IRI) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, with support from the Ernst Schering Foundation, hosts the colloquium “Life in Numbers.” The colloquium features lectures by outstanding international scientists who present their current research in the field of quantitative biology.
The understanding of the biological complexity of ecosystems, whole organisms through the level of single cells requires quantitative thinking along with empirical testing and predictive theory. Common mathematical themes of e.g. spatial and temporal scales or stochastic and dynamic processes play a role in many if not all biological questions. The central goal of Quantitative Biology is the deduction of fundamental principles of living systems and diseases. To make biology quantitative and predictive, it draws upon math-based reasoning and advanced instrumentation from physical science and engineering.
The IRI Colloquium is an event series focusing on a different topic each semester. Internationally renowned scientists are invited to provide insight into their current research. In addition to being able to participate in the discussions that are part of the lectures, young scientists are also given the opportunity for individual conversations to talk about and receive inspiration for their own research. The Ernst Schering Foundation supports the “Life in Numbers” colloquium during the 2017 summer term, since it addresses important aspects of basic research in the life sciences and encourages the cross-disciplinary networking of Berlin-based scientists.
The IRI Colloquium is aimed at students, doctoral candidates, researchers as well as the interested public.
This Project is realized in cooperation with the following partners:
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