Micha Hersch

Post-doc in the Computational Biology Group of Prof. Sven Bergmann at the Department of Medical Genetics in the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and at the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

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.