How do complex living systems arise? Are there self-organizing principles that can explain the evolution from single-celled marine organisms to embryos and beyond? Drawing upon a vast database of plankton collected from the world's seas by the research vessel Tara, Eric Karsenti will show how these newly discovered life forms are offering clues about how complex marine organisms emerged over the past 4 billion years.
This talk coincides with the visit of the research vessel Tara to Boston Harbor and is cosponsored by the Consulate General of France in Boston.
Free and open to the public.
This event is part of The Undiscovered Science Lecture Series.