Design principles of biological networks: Role of biochemical and functional constraints
- Areejit Samal (IMSc, Chennai, India)
Biological networks are a result of evolution and natural selection. Biological network structure, to some extent, reflects historical contingency as evolution proceeds by random tinkering. However, biological networks have evolved to perform specific functions, and these functional constraints may give rise to general design principles. In this talk, I will summarize some design principles of metabolic and gene regulatory networks uncovered by my research.