picture of Michel Milinkovitch

Artificial and Natural Evolutionary Development of Complexity

Michel Milinkovitch
University of Geneva

We combine Evolutionary and Developmental Biology as well as genomic approaches with the study of physical processes to understand the mechanisms generating life’s complexity and diversity. The self-organizational capabilities of tissues are pertinent to EvoDevo at multiple spatial scales. We aim to understand the interactions between physical (e.g., mechanics, reaction diffusion) and biological (e.g., cell signalling, proliferation, migration) parameters, which generate patterns and shapes during development. Our multidisciplinary team includes Evolutionary and Developmental Biologists, Physicists, Mathematicians, Computer Scientists and Engineers.

Domain(s) of application
Basic research
Domain of activity
Systems biology