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EvoSym:
Emergence and Evolution of Biological Symbol Systems

EvoSym was a collaborative European research project supported under the Complexity-NET 2009 pilot funding call, Interdisciplinary Challenges for Complexity Science. Complexity-NET is the European Network for the Coordination of Complexity Research and Training Activities

The Evosym project ran for 36 months from October 2010 to September 2013. This site provides an archive of the original project description information, and the reporting of the final outcomes and results.

Outcomes and Reporting

All final outcomes from the project (including a full list of publications) are available in the Final EvoSym Project Report submitted to the Complexity-NET Secretariat.

Original Project Description

Key Questions

EvoSym investigated two key questions:

Partners

Workplan

The project applied methods and techniques of complexity science to understand the emergence and evolution of biological "symbol systems" (also called "biosemiotic systems"), such as genetic coding (DNA-protein), RNA editing, cell signalling, etc. It also investigated potential technological applications in distributed agent-based software and robotics. The research was structured into three major work packages:

Sponsors

Contact

If you have any questions on the EvoSym project, please contact:

Barry McMullin,
The Rince Institute,
Dublin City University,
Dublin 9,
IRELAND

Voice: +353-1-700-5432
Fax:   +353-1-700-5508
email: barry.mcmullin@dcu.ie

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