Micha Hersch

Researcher in the Computational Biology Group of Prof. Sven Bergmann at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) and the University of Lausanne (UNIL) .

email: micha.hersch at unil.ch



Fields of interest

I am interested in all phenomenons related to self-organization and the emergence of complex structures. In particular, I am interested in cognition understood in the very large sense of (seemingly) meaningful interaction between an entity and its environment.
I am currently investigating this in the context of the light response of the model plant Arabidopsis Thaliana. During my PhD, I did the same thing, but in the context of sensori-motor learning for a humanoid robot.

I am a strong believer in multi-disciplinarity, which may explain my wanderings in humanities, maths, computer science, cognitive science, robotics, and now biology. I am also interested in the interaction between science and arts and between science and society at large.