Beyond D'Arcy Thompson: Future challenges for quantitative biology.

TitleBeyond D'Arcy Thompson: Future challenges for quantitative biology.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGregor, T
JournalMech Dev
Volume145
Pagination10-12
Date Published2017 06
ISSN1872-6356
KeywordsAnimals, Evaluation Studies as Topic, Humans, Laboratory Personnel, Models, Biological, Morphogenesis, Natural Science Disciplines
Abstract

<p>The centennial of "On Growth and Form" is a good opportunity to reflect on the progress of the quantitative study of living systems and where we would like to see it heading. The era of the physical sciences being a mere vehicle for tool building for biological investigations is over. The approaches taken nowadays are analogous to those that physical scientists have taken within their respective fields for centuries, only that now they ask them about biological phenomena and function. Here I give a brief reflection on where we are and where we should direct our focus next, both from the perspective of the research endeavor as a whole, but also with respect to teaching the next generation of scientists joining the field.</p>

DOI10.1016/j.mod.2017.03.001
Alternate JournalMech Dev
PubMed ID28341396
PubMed Central IDPMC5771656
Grant ListR01 GM097275 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States
R01 GM098407 / GM / NIGMS NIH HHS / United States