How does an embryo develop from a single cell into a fully formed animal? How does it differentiate top from bottom, and left from right? How do millions of cells find their precise location in the body? In this special KITP seminar series, we are looking to bring a new quantitative perspective to the study of morphogenesis, and to ground biological observations with theoretical concepts from continuum mechanics, non-linear dynamics, and statistical physics. Our aim is to bring together developmental biologists and theoretical physicists to clarify the path towards a unified theory of morphogenesis.
All talks to be held Wednesday at 8 AM California Local Time (UTC - 8 until March 14, then UTC - 7).
Coordinators: Eyal Karzbrun and Noah Mitchell
Scientific Advisors: Boris Shraiman