Seminar by Petr Sosík


Prof. Petr Sosík

Silesian University in Opava, Czech Republic

Title: Morphogenetic computing

Morphogenetic system (M system) is an abstract model motivated by key aspects of morphogenetic phenomena such as self-assembly, growth, homeostasis, self-reproduction and self-healing of evolving systems. Its original purpose is the study of these phenomena, both theoretically and by experimentation, at a computational level abstracted from a biological implementation. Application in biological modelling and research is also worth considering. Mathematically, M systems rely on basic principles of membrane computing and self-assembly, as well as explicit emphasis on geometrical structures (location and shape) in 3D (or generally, dD) Euclidean space. Theoretical studies have shown that M systems are computationally universal, as well as efficient in solving difficult NP problems. Moreover, they have also shown robustness to injuries and self-healing capabilities through extensive computer simulations of M systems modelling self-reproduction of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.


  • Date: Thursday, October 21st, 2021
  • Time: 10:30.
  • Place: Seminario H1.50 "Alejandro Fernández Margarit" or room H1.10, from ETS Ingeniería Informática of University of Seville
  • Language: English

Organized by: Research Group on Natural Computing