When: November 6, 2007 2:30PM PST
A fundamental biological challenge is to understand how the linear information in an organism’s genome is processed to produce the resulting behavior or phenotype. Our research aims to understand these processes and develop a coherent picture of the mechanistic basis (wiring
diagram) of molecular and organismal structure, function, networks, and evolution within a fundamental scientific framework. The talk will detail our current progress and provide an overview of the methodologies being pursued by our group to achieve the above goals, recent basic science discoveries, successful applications in the context of drug discovery and nanotechnology, as well as potential applications in astrobiology.