物理学を背景とした理論生物学を活発に推進しているDr. Mikhail Tikhonov (Washington Univ. St Louis, USA) にご講演いただきました。
Abstract: Evolving living systems respond to changes in their environments. Attempting to predict such responses from first principles is a very ambitious task. For example, exposing E. coli to one antibiotic may increase or decrease its resistance to another, and for any given pair the mechanistic explanation of such collateral effects (or "tradeoffs") would invoke a large volume of microscopic detail. However, once measured, the architecture of the response can itself evolve over time: for example, a tradeoff can become stronger or weaker. Are there any simple rules that such evolution obeys? In this talk, I will describe our recent theoretical work exploring this question at several different scales (physiological, ecological, and evolutionary).
ERATO Evolving Symbiosis Project International Seminar Series #02
Co-sponsored by ERATO FUKATSU Evolving Symbiosis Project
Sponsored by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas "Constrained & Directional Evolution”
Co-sponsored by Universal Biology Institute, The University of Tokyo