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Physicist examines game theory on microbial level as part of UH Tenneco lecture series
Date:10/25/2010

hic's latest research shows how, under adverse conditions, the bacteria in a colony communicate via chemical messages and perform a sophisticated decision-making process by using a specialized network of genes and proteins. This complex network enables the bacteria to perform complex calculations in order to assess the pros and cons of the different choices guided by the new principles of game theory.

Inaugurated in 1986, the Tenneco Lecture Series provides an opportunity for Houston professionals, community leaders and others to consider historical and social perspectives directly related to the decisions they make. The series is made possible by grants from Tenneco Inc. and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

WHO: Jos N. Onuchic, professor of physics
WHAT: Tenneco Lecture Series, "How Bacteria Decide Their Fate in Adverse Times"
WHEN: 5:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1
WHERE: Hilton University of Houston, Shamrock Ballroom


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Contact: Travis Coggin
tcoggin@uh.edu
713-743-4162
University of Houston
Source:Eurekalert  

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