Posted to arXiv: A Survey of Molecular Communication in Cell Biology: Establishing a New Hierarchy for Interdisciplinary Applications
Our paper "A Survey of Molecular Communication in Cell Biology: Establishing a New Hierarchy for Interdisciplinary Applications" has been posted to arXiv. This survey provides a hierarchical framework to model communication-based behaviour in cells. We use the framework to review instances of communication in cell biological systems and identify opportunities to control behaviour and design new systems. We also apply the hierarchy to case studies of quorum sensing, neuronal signalling, and communication via DNA. In particular, the hierarchy provides a roadmap to understand how cell behaviour is informed and constrained by the propagation of molecular signals and the physical mechanisms for detecting those signals. The survey was co-authored with Dadi Bi (King's College London), Apostolos Almpanis (Warwick), Yansha Deng (King's College London), and Robert Schober (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany).