|Presenter:||Dr. Hamid Bolouri|
Design Principles Underlying the Yeast Galactose Utilization Pathway
Has evolution has resulted in highly optimized cellular processes, or are
the cellular networks we observe today the result of a series of accidents,
highly structured but far from optimal? Put another way, do cellular
pathways resemble engineered systems? Can we identify "design principles"
underlying molecular interaction networks, or does contingency demand that
biological systems be studied and understood on a case-by-case basis only?
It is likely reality lies somewhere between these extremes.