Michel Milinkovitch receives an ERC Advanced Grant

April 2nd, 2019

An ERC Advanced Grant has been awarded to Michel Milinkovitch for his research project entitled "Identifying how Evolution exploits physical properties of tissues to generate the complexity and diversity of Life (EVOMORPHYS)”.

The EVOMORPHYS project aims at identifying the drivers of Life’s  morphological complexity and diversity. It will investigate how  Evolution explores the phase space of possible interactions between  physical (mechanics, reaction-diffusion) and biological (cell signalling, proliferation, migration) processes and generates configurations that compute functional phenotypes. In particular, our project will combine experiments in biology and physics, as well as mathematical models and numerical simulations.