Biological systems have robustness on noise in cellular dynamics and unexpected environmental changes, while they also have the plasticity to change their state as observed in adaptation and evolution. The coexistence of robustness and plasticity is one essential feature of biological systems. However, a question how complex networks of chemical reactions sustain such robustness and plasticity remains elusive. We tackle this question using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO, Graduate School of Science, Universal Biology institute
Room 675, 446, 403, Faculty of Science Bldg. 1, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku,Tokyo, 113-0033
Our new paper, "High-throughput laboratory evolution reveals evolutionary constraints in Escherichia coli" is now available at Nature Communications. (11/24/2020)
We are looking for graduate students. Please contact Prof. Furusawa (furusawa_at_phys.s.u-tokyo.ac.jp) if you are interested.