DNA Sequence Chromatogram


Date Topics Slides
2/12/2023 Embracing the wonder and mystery of Life and assessing our quantitative literacy. An introduction to "Order of Magnitude" thinking and a guilding feeling for the organism.
2/13/2023 Biological null hypotheses and the great probability distributions. Gene expression and the constitutive promoter and Prussian soldiers getting kicked by horses. Diffusion as a null hypothesis for biological dynamics.
2/14/2023 The secret of life and defying the call of entropy maximization. What are the batteries and who are the demons? How to transport sugar uphill and using graphs as the natural language of networks. Spending energy to make nearly one way arrows.
2/15/2023 Making a proteome by pure thought. Switches, oscillators and the dynamics of gene regulation. The second secret of life and Biology’s greatest model.
2/16/2023 The transcriptome as a 20,000 dimensional vector and finding the natural coordinates of a problem. How do we think about bifurcations?
2/17/2022 Size control in biology. The grand challenges of understanding the living. Applying quantitative thinking to the Anthropocene. Reflections on physical biology.