We address fundamental questions in biology from a physicist’s perspective, combining theoretical and experimental approaches.
We investigate the role of stochasticity in genetic regulation and in the evolution of ecosystems, the effects of the evolutionary process on the features of living systems, and we develop new approaches both in synthetic biology and in the field of biomaterials.
Regulation and fluctuations
- Global regulation of genetic expression in bacteria (H. Geiselmann)
- Circadian cycles in bacteria (fr) (I. Mihalcescu)
- Non-genetic individuality in bacteria (fr) (I. Mihalcescu)
- Regulation of the transcription by remodeling factors (fr) (J. Bednar)
- Gene regulation by the RpoS sigma factor of E. coli (S. Lacour)
- Regulation of curli production and biofilm formation (S. Lacour)
- Ecosystems and biodiversity (fr) (B. Houchmandzadeh & M. Vallade)
- Evolution of proteins and genomes, informations and evolution (O. Rivoire)
Biotechnologies and biomaterials
- Dynamics and design of RNA systems (A. Dawid)
- Soft matter theory and biotechnological applications (A. Halperin)
- Structure and dynamics of biological polymers (fr) (E. Geissler)