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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, at 5:30 pm CET. Take part whenever you want!

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


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  3. Topics: We collect topics in this google doc. Please add your suggestions or approach us directly!
  4. Zoom links: To obtain a zoom link, please go to and register under "Registration via Zoom".
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  7. Forum advertisement slide: Slide (pdf)

Past sessions


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