Explanatory Integration in Developmental Biology Workshop with Alan C. Love

Cologne, 30.09.2014
Richard-Strauss-Str. 2 (Bauwens building)
room 0.A02


9:15 Welcome, Coffee

9:30 – 10:15 Alan C. Love (University of Minnesota): The Fate of Physical Explanations of Development: Origination, Marginalization, and (Apparent) Restoration

10:15 – 10:30 Kolja Ehrenstein (Universität zu Köln): Comment

10:30 – 11:00 Discussion

Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Discussion of 3 papers:

Brouzés/Farge (2004): “Interplay of mechanical deformation and patterned gene expression in developing embryos”

Miller/Davidson (2013): “The interplay between cell signaling and mechanics in developmental processes”

Brunet et al. (2013): “Evolutionary conservation of early mesoderm specification by mechanotransduction in Bilateria”

Lunch Break

14:30 – 15:15 Siegfried Roth (Universität zu Köln): Mathematics and biology: a Kantian view on the history of pattern formation theory

15:15 – 15:30 Thomas Reydon (Leibniz Universität Hannover): Comment

15:30 – 16:00 Discussion

To register please contact: f.fischer@uni-koeln.de