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Jue 14th Mar

One of the main challenging problems in evolutionary molecular biology is understanding the mechanisms that led to the emergence of chemical digital coding from inanimate matter. While recent advances, such as the identification of fougerite as a putative coding material have been made, there are currently no reasonable theoretical models describing this transition.

The primary objective of this interdisciplinary workshop is to bring together scientists from the fields of physics, mathematics, biology, and computer sciences to address two key questions central to the present COST action:

  • The possible characterization of living matter (encoding matter) versus inanimate (non-encoding) matter in terms of their ability to carry an adequate program compatible with life written in a realistic language.

  • Exploration of the specific role of dynamics in encoding matter and possible phase transitions between non-encoding and encoding states of matter at the origin of life.

The Workshop will contribute to the integration of Dynamical System concepts on the interrelation between coding and decoding along the flux of biological information and related aspects on the theories of the origin of life.  Moreover, will favor the development and exchange of knowhow, integration, training, and promotion of specific collaborations in the modelling of genomic information. The anticipated outcome of this activity will serve as an integrative synthesis, interweaving the research threads developed in the Bolzano and Porto Conferences and Workshops. In doing so, it will consolidate the findings related to the application of the dynamical systems approach in understanding the fundamentals of the flow of genetic information.

The spirit of DYCOMAT is to actively promote collaboration among its participants. In this regard, the organization intends not to be a mere sequence of informative talks but mainly to foster effective collaborative working tables to address the specific objectives of DYNALIFE.

Edificio de Sa Riera, UIB
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