How Is Biological Form Encoded?


WHEN January 25, 2024
6:30-8 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

This talk explores morphogenesis, the fascinating process of form development in biology. It examines how complex 3D organisms evolve from a single fertilized egg, involving intricate cell divisions, movements, and shape changes. The focus is on the mechanical processes that influence cell and tissue transformation and their regulation across space and time. The discussion integrates genetics, mechanics, and geometry to understand how these factors encode cell behaviors essential for development. Drawing insights from living embryos and physical models, the talk offers a compelling perspective on the natural choreography of life's formation.

  • Thomas Lecuit, Collège de France, Paris and IBDM-Turing Center for Living Systems, Aix Marseille University

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