KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
  • If you are interested in presenting your current or future work at the KLI, please contact the Scientific Director or the Executive Manager.

Event Details

Calin Guet
KLI Colloquia
Can Systems and Synthetic Biology Teach Us New Biology?
Calin GUET (IST Austria)
2017-02-14 16:30 - 2017-02-14 16:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description:
From its very beginnings Molecular Biology focused on simple enough model systems that captured the essential complexity of biology, in order to extract the general molecular mechanisms underlying the functioning of the cell. Similarly Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology have benefited from the use of simple model systems. I will introduce examples of such experimental model systems and show how even the simplest of model systems in Systems and Synthetic Biology can be used to unravel open fundamental questions of biology.


Biographical note:
Calin Guet studied Physics and Molecular Biology at Princeton University as an undergraduate. He did his PhD with Stanislas Leibler at Princeton University and the Rockefeller University, working on the early basis of what is now Systems and Synthetic Biology. After postdoctoral work at the University of Chicago and Harvard on the single-cell biology of bacteria, he moved to IST Austria where he started his own research group working on questions that lie at the interface of Ecology, Evolution, Molecular Biology and Physiology of bacteria and phages.