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NAKFI 2008 - Complex Systems
Biography

Andreas Wagner
Andreas Wagner is professor in the department of biochemistry at the University of Zurich in Switzerland, External Faculty member at the Santa Fe Institute for the study of Complex Systems, and Associate Professor of Biology at the University of New Mexico. His main research interest is the evolution of biological systems, from genes to complex biological networks with thousands of components. Wagner is the author of the book Robustness and Evolvability in Living Systems (Princeton University Press, 2005). He received his Ph.D in 1995 at Yale University, where his research won the J.S. Nicholas prize for best dissertation in his field. He has held research fellowships at several institutions, such as the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, Germany, and the Institut des Hautes Etudes in Bures-sur-Yvette, France.
Author of more than 90 scientific publications, he has lectured widely in the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He is a member of the editorial boards of several scientific journals, including Bioessays, Advances in Complex Systems, and Molecular and Developmental Evolution.