NBIA Colloquium: L. Mahadevan – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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NBIA Colloquium: L. Mahadevan

Monday, Sepember 25 at 3:15 PM in Aud. A (NOTE UNUSUAL TIME!!)

Title: “Morphogenesis: geometry, physics and biology”

Abstract: A century after the publication of D’Arcy Thompson’s classic “On growth and form”,  his vision has finally begun to permeate into the fabric of modern biology. Within this framework, I will discuss the geometry and physics of biological morphogenesis, with a particular focus on regulated growth of tissues and organs, in the context of three examples, body elongation, gut formation and brain folding.