Behind the diversity of life on earth,
are there any principles underpinning it at the cellular level?
is a result of evolution. This
fact is at
the core of research ideas pursued at OSSlab. Headed by Orkun S. Soyer,
the lab is interested in understanding the structure and response
dynamics of molecular systems from an
evolutionary perspective. In other words, we are after evolutionary and
ecological principles that can explain the structure and dynamics of
biological systems at molecular level.
Ultimately, deciphering these principles will lead to a global rather
than system specific understanding of biological systems. Further, this
evolutionary research angle will increase our ability to manipulate
existing biological systems and design novel ones.