Collective Behaviour - Winter Seminar Series 2021/22

Self-organizing patterns in embryos

Speaker:
Prof. Patrick Müller, Universität Konstanz

Self-organizing patterns are ubiquitous in nature and strikingly similar across orders of magnitude – from the molecular arrangements in crystals and snowflakes to the dynamics of societies and the formation of galaxies. My research group uses a combination of quantitive experimentation and mathematical modeling to determine how self-organizing patterns arise from the interactions between signaling molecules and cells during embryonic development. I will present our recent work to elucidate the dynamics and mechanisms underlying this spontaneous symmetry breaking, and I will discuss how we can apply our insights to engineer artificial multicellular self-organizing patterns.

Datum: 2021-11-08