Dynamics, control and computation in biochemical networks (04w5550)
Leon Glass (McGill University)
Brian Ingalls (University of Waterloo)
John Reinitz (The University at Stony Brook)
Eduardo Sontag (Rutgers University)
Erik Winfree (California Institute of Technology)
This workshop is designed to address a range of questions that goes beyond the development of algorithms for the searching and analysis of genomic and protein data bases. The workshop will bring together mathematicians, physical scientists, engineers, computer scientists, and biological scientists to address fundamental questions concerning the computations that are carried out within cellular and genetic biological networks. What are prototypical tasks and prototypical algorithms for biochemical circuits? How are these mechanisms regulated? How can important logical elements be identified experimentally or by data-mining? What are the "design principles" of biological circuits? What are fundamental limitations on the performance of molecular systems? The workshop will provide an environment in which these issues can be considered by a diverse group of researchers with backgrounds in dynamics, computation, control theory and biology.