Robustness and Emergent Dynamics in Noisy Biological Systems

  • Christian CherubiniEmail author
  • Simonetta Filippi
  • Alessandro Loppini
Part of the History, Philosophy and Theory of the Life Sciences book series (HPTL, volume 23)


The concepts of robustness and stability play a central role in many natural phenomena ranging from Astrophysics up to Life. In this contribution we discuss these concepts by specifically focusing on a biological paradigmatic mathematical model for the nonlinear electrophysiology of clusters of animal beta-cells.


Robustness Systems biology Mathematical modeling Computational electrophysiology Noisy systems 



The authors acknowledge ICRANet and INdAM-GNFM for support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Cherubini
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Simonetta Filippi
    • 1
    • 2
  • Alessandro Loppini
    • 1
  1. 1.Unit of Nonlinear Physics and Mathematical Modeling, Departmental Faculty of EngineeringUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly
  2. 2.International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics – I.C.R.AUniversity Campus Bio-Medico of RomeRomeItaly

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