Models: a tool to find a simplest mathematical description consistent with the system in question
Unifying: across systems and organisms
Concepts: simple rules behind complex patterns
We use mathematical models and quantitative experiments to investigate how individual cells and cellular populations rapidly adapt to changes in the environment. A few examples include Asymmetric Damage Segregation (bacteria), Early differentiation of the embryo, receptor adaptation; excitable dynamics in inflammation (islets).While the main focus of our research is on common logic behind the regulatory networks of stress response systems, we are gradually expanding into the field of stem cell differentiation (in collaboration with our colleagues at StemPhys).