Economic Principles in Cell Physiology

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Forum "Economic Principles in Cell Physiology"

Living cells, shaped by billions of years of evolution, have developed many ways to adapt to their environment, e.g. by regulation of gene expression. But the rules of physics and chemistry enforce certain boundaries on what cells can achieve and how they can allocate their own resources. Our goal is to uncover some of these governing principles. The Principles Forum is a space for conversations about fundamental questions in cell physiology and economic principles in biology. The presentations are short, leaving ample time for discussion. If you’re interested, join us on slack and subscribe to our newsletter for forum announcements.

Forum sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month, at 17:30-19:00 CET.

For a zoom link, please got to and register under "Registration via Zoom".

You're welcome to join our planning team - please get in touch!


  1. Website:
  2. Twitter: #CellularEconomyForum
  3. Topics: We collect topics in the google doc at Please add your suggestions!
  4. Zoom links: To obtain the zoom link for a forum session, please visit the Forum website and follow the link under "Registration via Zoom".
  5. Invitation emails: For invitation / reminder emails, subscribe to our newsletter You can also post to the newlsetter email list, but please only post messages of general interest. Preferably, distribute information via Slack.
  6. Recordings: To access our video recordings, please send an email to
  7. Forum announcement slide: Slide (pdf)


  1. Team: Frank Bruggeman, Irene Otero Muras, Jürgen Zanghellini, Martin Lercher, Niccolò Totis, Ralf Steuer, Steffen Waldherr, Terry Hwa, Wolfram Liebermeister
  2. Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 pm CET
  3. Communication: Slack channel forum-planning / Meeting notes in google doc

Past sessions