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Alfred Gierer

MPI für Entwicklungsbiologie, Tübingen | Germany

EMBO 1964

Biological pattern formation: The model Hydra

Themes of my theoretical research are the de-novo generation of biological patterns by the interplay of activation and lateral inhibition; gradual versus combinatorial innovations in biological evolution compaired to technological development; intrinsic limitations of an algorithmic theory of the brain-mind-relationship.

Keywords: Theoretical biology / pattern formation / axonal guidance / history and philosophy of biology / brain-mind-relation

Subject area(s): Development | Neuroscience | Systems Biology