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Pieter Rein ten Wolde

From Thermodynamics of Computation

Biography: Pieter Rein ten Wolde is a group leader at the FOM Institute AMOLF and a professor in the Department of Physics at the Vrije Universiteit of Amsterdam, Netherlands. He performed his Ph.D. research on the dynamics of first-order phase transitions at the FOM Institute AMOLF under the guidance of Prof. Daan Frenkel. After he obtained his Ph.D. in 1998, he did a postdoc in the group of David Chandler at the University of California, Berkeley, working on hydrophobic interactions. In 2001, he returned to AMOLF, where he set up a research group that combines theory and computer simulations to elucidate the design principles of biochemical networks. His current research interests include information transmission in cellular systems and the thermodynamics of cellular computation.

Field(s) of Research: Chemical Reaction Networks, Thermodynamics of Single Cells, Naturally Occurring Biological Computation

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