How the lizard gets its speckled scales
A paper from the EpiPhysX RTD (Manukyan et al. Nature 544, 173–179) has been chosen by Nature‘s editors as one of their seven ‘News & Views’ choice cuts from 2017. Going from biology to mathematics, a multidisciplinary team directed by Prof. Michel Milinkovitch described how a living cellular automaton drives the patterning of the skin scales in the ocellated lizard. More information »
A journey through the human body
The app accompanying the SystemsX.ch documentary film is now available to download on Apple and Android devices. The app comes in the form of a touchbook that uses text, images, films and games to introduce users to some of the cutting-edge research being undertaken in systems biology. The app is currently available in English for tablets only (both iPads and Android devices). It can be found by searching for “SystemsX” on your tablet in the app store. The download is free.
In addition, the French and Italian versions of the film are now available to view on our YouTube channel.
Studying extends the lifespan of non-smokers
For every year spent studying at university, lifespan is extended by one year. But, if you smoke, this advantage is immediately lost. This is what scientists involved in the SystemsX.ch research initiative have discovered.
Become member of the new LS2 Systems Biology Section
With SystemsX.ch coming to an end in December 2018, the new Systems Biology Section of LS2 has been created and will facilitate continued coordination and interaction between researchers from different scientific disciplines working on biological questions. The annual section meetings will enable intensive knowledge transfer and networking between systems biology groups in Switzerland. All members of the SystemsX.ch community are encouraged to join the new section and attend the systems biology symposium at the LS2 annual meeting in Lausanne on February 12 and 13, 2018.
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