Turing’s Theory of Morphogenesis: Where We Started, Where We Are and Where We Want to Go

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http://hdl.handle.net/10754/623613
Title:
Turing’s Theory of Morphogenesis: Where We Started, Where We Are and Where We Want to Go
Authors:
Woolley, Thomas E.; Baker, Ruth E.; Maini, Philip K.
Abstract:
Over 60 years have passed since Alan Turing first postulated a mechanism for biological pattern formation. Although Turing did not have the chance to extend his theories before his unfortunate death two years later, his work has not gone unnoticed. Indeed, many researchers have since taken up the gauntlet and extended his revolutionary and counter-intuitive ideas. Here, we reproduce the basics of his theory as well as review some of the recent generalisations and applications that have led our mathematical models to be closer representations of the biology than ever before. Finally, we take a look to the future and discuss open questions that not only show that there is still much life in the theory, but also that the best may be yet to come.
Citation:
Woolley TE, Baker RE, Maini PK (2017) Turing’s Theory of Morphogenesis: Where We Started, Where We Are and Where We Want to Go. Theory and Applications of Computability: 219–235. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43669-2_13.
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing
Journal:
Theory and Applications of Computability
KAUST Grant Number:
KUK-C1-013-04
Issue Date:
5-May-2017
DOI:
10.1007/978-3-319-43669-2_13
Type:
Book Chapter
ISSN:
2190-619X; 2190-6203
Sponsors:
TEW would like to thank St John’s College Oxford for its financial support. This publication is based on work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The cheetah and lemur photos were used under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license and were downloaded from http://www.flickr. com/photos/53936799@N05/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/.
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dc.contributor.authorWoolley, Thomas E.en
dc.contributor.authorBaker, Ruth E.en
dc.contributor.authorMaini, Philip K.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-15T10:35:11Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-15T10:35:11Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-05en
dc.identifier.citationWoolley TE, Baker RE, Maini PK (2017) Turing’s Theory of Morphogenesis: Where We Started, Where We Are and Where We Want to Go. Theory and Applications of Computability: 219–235. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43669-2_13.en
dc.identifier.issn2190-619Xen
dc.identifier.issn2190-6203en
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/978-3-319-43669-2_13en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/623613-
dc.description.abstractOver 60 years have passed since Alan Turing first postulated a mechanism for biological pattern formation. Although Turing did not have the chance to extend his theories before his unfortunate death two years later, his work has not gone unnoticed. Indeed, many researchers have since taken up the gauntlet and extended his revolutionary and counter-intuitive ideas. Here, we reproduce the basics of his theory as well as review some of the recent generalisations and applications that have led our mathematical models to be closer representations of the biology than ever before. Finally, we take a look to the future and discuss open questions that not only show that there is still much life in the theory, but also that the best may be yet to come.en
dc.description.sponsorshipTEW would like to thank St John’s College Oxford for its financial support. This publication is based on work supported by Award No. KUK-C1-013-04, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). The cheetah and lemur photos were used under the Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 license and were downloaded from http://www.flickr. com/photos/53936799@N05/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/.en
dc.publisherSpringer International Publishingen
dc.titleTuring’s Theory of Morphogenesis: Where We Started, Where We Are and Where We Want to Goen
dc.typeBook Chapteren
dc.identifier.journalTheory and Applications of Computabilityen
dc.contributor.institutionWolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG, UKen
kaust.grant.numberKUK-C1-013-04en
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