Arrangör/Organiser: AlbaNova and Nordita colloquium
Kontakt/Contact: Svante Jonsell
Ingen föranmälan krävs/No registration required

Extensive quantitative experiments on the model bacterium E. coli have established that many bacterial behaviors are organized in simple manners in accordance to the rate of cell growth. The existence of these simple empirical relations (growth laws) despite myriads of complex molecular interactions is a striking manifestations of a tremendous degree of dimensional reduction occurring in living cells. I will describe how the growth laws can be used to make accurate predictions of cell behaviors and discuss how the magic of dimensional reduction can be accomplished by cells through clever strategies of gene regulation.