This book reviews the synergism between various fields of research that are confronted with networks, such as genetic and metabolic networks, social networks, the Internet and ecological systems. In many cases, the interacting networks manifest so-called emergent properties that are not possessed by any of the individual components. Knowledge gained from the study of complex non-biological systems can be applied to the intricate braided relationships that govern cellular functions.
Table of Contents
Preface. Organizing committee and participants. Structure and Communications in Complex Networks: From Biological Regulation to Social Systems; K. Sneppen (invited).- Effects of Community Structure on Search and Ranking in Complex Networks; H. Xie et al.- The SOS response of Bacteria to DNA damage; J. Stavans (invited).- Self-Affine Scaling during Interfacial Crack Front Propagation; S. Santucci (invited) et al.- Diffusion, Fragmentation and Merging Processes in Ice Crystals Alpha Helices and other Systems; J. Ferkinghoff-Borg et al.- Molecular Mechanisms in Biosignalling: Visual Reception; M.A. Ostrovsky (invited).- The Architecture of Complexity: From WWW to Cellular Metabolism; E. Almaas and Albert-Lazlo Barabasi (invited).- Mathematical Modeling of Neural Activity; G.T. Einevoll (invited).- Braided Space-Time Particle Networks; K. de Lange Kristiansen et al.- Combining Optical Tweezers and Micropipettes for DNA Stretching: Elasticity of Micropipette crucial; T.Møller Hansen et al.- Universal Networks and Processes in Soft and Complex Matter: From Nano to Macro; J. Otto Fossum (seminar).-What Economists should Learn from Econophysics; J. McCauley (seminar) et al.- The Minority Game: Statistical Physics of Collective Behaviour of Adaptive Agents in a competitive Market ; D. Sherrington (seminar).- Index.