Title: Trade-offs in biological circuits
Authors: Raúl Guantes, Javier Estrada and Juan F. Poyatos
Abstract:It is not unusual to argue about the features that we see in (macroscopic) biological systems in terms of constraints experienced in a particular environment. Thus, a cheetah is unique in its speed, but poor at resistance running. How do these arguments scale down to the microscopic level? In this talk, I discuss trade-offs in the structure and function of molecular circuits. This will help us to understand the type of circuit architectures that are more appropriate to detect different biologically relevant stimuli, and also which of them work with higher tolerance to molecular noise.
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