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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 email list for announcements.


Forum sessions take place on the first Tuesday of each month, either at 1 pm CET or 5:30 pm CET (every other month).

Take part whenever you want! For topic announcements, please see our main website or subscribe to our email list

  1. Website:
  2. Twitter: #CellularEconomyForum
  3. Topics: We collect topics in this google doc. Please feel free to add your ideas, or contact us directly!
  4. Zoom links: To obtain a zoom link, please go to and register under "Registration via Zoom".
  5. Invitation/reminder emails: For invitation / reminder emails, please subscribe to our email list If you post to this email list, please only post messages of general interest.
  6. Recordings: To access a video recording, please contact Jürgen Zanghellini (
  7. Forum advertisement slide: Slide (pdf)
  8. Joining the organizers team If you would like to join our organization team, please get in touch!

Past sessions


  1. Team: F. Bruggeman, N. Totis, R. Steuer, S. Waldherr, T. Hwa, W. Liebermeister
  2. Meetings: 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30 pm CET