Why biology is interesting to physicists

February 14, 2011 § Leave a comment

The Wellcome Trust blog has an interesting interview with Ben Simons about how he happened to get interested in biology, and what he thinks physicists can bring to biology.  Teaser quote: “One sees these enormous gene regulatory networks and I can’t help but think that there must be a better way to understand the basic developmental biology or cell biology processes. Physicists are very good at stripping out complexity and identifying what really matters and I’m optimistic enough to think that this can be recapitulated in different ways in different areas of cell biology.”

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