All in the same boat: A “situated” model of emergent immune response

Hebbron, Tom, Noble, Jason and Bullock, Seth, (2011) All in the same boat: A “situated” model of emergent immune response George, Kampis, István, Karsai and Eörs, Szathmáry (eds.) In Advances in Artificial Life: Tenth European Conference on Artificial Life (ECAL '09). Springer., pp. 353-360.


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Immune systems provide a unique window on the evolution of individuality. Existing models of immune systems fail to consider them as situated within a biochemical context. We present a model that uses an NK landscape as an underlying metabolic substrate, represents organisms as having both internal and external structure, and provides a basis for studying the coevolution of pathogens and host immune responses. Early results from the model are discussed; we show that interaction between organisms drives a population to optima distinct from those found when adapting against an abiotic background.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Venue - Dates: ECAL 2009, 2011-01-01
Organisations: Agents, Interactions & Complexity
ePrint ID: 267670
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2009 00:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2017 18:44
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