Danielle Bassett on the Complexity of Biology
Last week, Dublin’s Trinity College hosted a conference called “Schrödinger at 75 — The Future of Biology,” in honor of the physicist’s series of influential public lectures that jump-started a revolution in molecular biology.
On the 75th anniversary of those lectures, Trinity invited researchers from the world over to discuss the newest questions that have arisen in the life sciences. One of those researchers was Danielle Bassett, Eduardo D. Glandt Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Bioengineering.
In addition to her lecture at the conference, Bassett joined a public panel of three other scientists working on topics related to the complexity of biology, hosted by Inside Science’s Adam Rutherford — a geneticist himself.
Seventy five years on, Adam is joined by four of the many scientists delivering their own lectures this week. They tackle subjects of complexity in biology, ranging from the origin of complex life, the increasingly messy structure of life’s evolutionary tree, the functioning of the human brain as a network of many component parts, and the place of neuroscience discoveries in the building of artificial intelligences.
Their conversation can be heard on BBC Radio.