Elhanan Borenstein will present the talk, “From Metagenomics to Ecosystomics: Modeling the Human Microbiome” at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday June 12 in the Medium Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institute.
Borenstein is a SFI External Professor and works at the University of Washington where the Borenstein lab focuses on computational research in Evolutionary Systems Biology – an emerging field that examines the interplay between the evolutionary process and the organization of complex biological systems. This is done primarily in the following research topics:
- Metabolic interactions, community structure and systems biology of the human microbiome.
- In silico models of microbial communities and computational analysis of metagenomic data.
- Large scale computational study of biological networks and their evolution.
- Modularity, robustness, evolvability, and assembly rules of complex biological systems.
SFI Host: Ginger Richardson
The Santa Fe Institute‘s mission is to foster a transdisciplinary research community that endeavors to expand the boundaries of scientific understanding. Its aim is to discover and comprehend the common fundamental principles in physical, computational, biological, and social systems that underlie many of the most profound problems facing science and society today.