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3 Networks in Evolution

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Biological entities are organized dynamic systems with a multitude of regulatory interactions that ensure the functioning of the system. The regulatory networks and the system properties of organisms have evolved during evolutionary time, resulting in increasingly more complex and stable networks. Comparative genomics testifies that genetic complexity is best measured by the connectivity of the interacting genesa conclusion that sheds light on other problems as well, to be discussed in the course. We shall characterize the functional and evolutionary effects of the network properties of the genetic, the epigenetic, the behavioural and the linguistic systems, focusing on processes of plasticity and canalisation at all levels. We shall argue that the evolution of new types of biological information, their storage and their transmission evolved as a response to, and within the framework of interacting, highly canalised and plastic informational networks.

Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology and the Theory of Evolution, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University
Professor and Head, Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös University, Budapest Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest

Ph.D. Eva JABLONKA

Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology and the Theory of Evolution, Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, Tel Aviv University

B. SC. in Biology from Ben-Gurion University, Israel M.Sc. (with distinction) in Microbiology from Ben-Gurion University, Israel Ph.D. in Genetics from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem Lecturer in the Cohn Institute, Tel-Aviv University Senior Lecturer Fellow of Collegium Budapest Fellow of Institute for Advanced Studies, Berlin Associate Professor in the Cohn Institute, Tel-Aviv University
 Fields of study: genetics, epigenetics, theoretical biology, evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, history of philosophy
 Places of study: Beer Sheva University, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, London University
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Dr. Eörs SZATHMARY

Professor and Head, Department of Plant Taxonomy and Ecology, Eötvös University, Budapest Permanent Fellow, Collegium Budapest

Ph.D. student, Eötvös University, Budapest Soros scholar, Brighton University of Sussex Research Fellow, Eötvös University, Budapest Research Fellow, National Institute for Medical Research, London Guest Professor, University of Zürich, Schweiz
 Studied Evolutionary Biology, Theoretical Biology at the Eötvös University, Budapest
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Seminarweek

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15.08.-31.08.2002

mitREDen Breakout

15.08.2002

15:00 - 16:00 Formation of the Seminars Plenary

15.08.-21.08.2002

Seminar 8 Cultural Globalization Seminar
Seminar 4 The Earth as a Geo/Bio/Ecosystem Seminar
Klavierworkshop Seminar
Seminar 9 Sustainable Economics Seminar
Seminar 6 Achieving Civil Society Seminar
Seminar 2 Brain and neuronal networks Seminar

15.08.-22.08.2002

Seminar 3 Networks in Evolution Seminar
Seminar 7 Networks and Labor Seminar
Seminar 5 Fundamentals of Law and Morality Seminar
Seminar 1 Language and Communication Seminar

16.08.2002

15:00 - 17:00 Kulturgespräch Neue Medien machen neue Künste Plenary
18:30 - 20:30 Abendveranstaltung Poppers Bedeutung heute Plenary

17.08.2002

15:30 - 17:00 Law, Moral and Civil Society Plenary

19.08.2002

15:00 - 17:00 Cultural Globalization Plenary

21.08.2002

15:00 - 17:00 Zukunftsmarkt Mediation Plenary