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Benjamin D. Simons

University of Cambridge | United Kingdom

EMBO 2018

Mechanisms of stem and progenitor cell fate

In a multidisciplinary programme that integrates experimental studies of cell fate behaviour in tissues with statistical and mathematical modelling approaches, we apply concepts from theoretical physics and mathematics to understand how principles of emergence and self-organization provide insight into mechanisms of organ development in both healthy and diseased states.

Keywords: Stem cells / theory / cancer / stochastic phenomena / systems biology

Subject area(s): Development | Genomic & Computational Biology | Neuroscience | Systems Biology