Dr. Manfred D. Laubichler


Manfred D. Laubichler is President’s Professor of Theoretical Biology and History of Biology at Arizona State University and a professor at the Santa Fe Institute. He and his group study among others the problem of evolutionary innovations—from genomes to technologies and knowledge systems. To this end Laubichler and his team develop novel analytical methods (big data computational history of science) and a general theory of phenotypic and knowledge evolution (extended evolution theory). Laubichler first studied zoology and mathematics in Vienna and received his PhD in Biology from Yale University before studying history and history of science at Princeton. His honors include being an elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

Within the GMPG Research Program Laubichler focuses on the role of the MPG within the development and differentiation of the life sciences, including international comparisons.

Selected Publications

Arendt, Detlev, Jacob M. Musser, Clare V. H. Baker, Aviv Bergman, Connie Cepko, Douglas H. Erwin, Mihaela Pavlicev, Gerhard Schlosser, Stefanie Widder, Manfred D. Laubichler and Günter P. Wagner: "The Origin and Evolution of Cell Types." Nature Reviews Genetics 17 (2016), 744–756.

Lalli, Roberto, Manfred D. Laubichler, Jürgen Renn, Matteo Valleriani and Dirk Wintergrün: "Netzwerke als Wissensspeicher." In: Jürgen Mittelstraß and Ulrich Rüdiger (eds.): Die Zukunft der Wissensspeicher: Forschen, Sammeln und Vermitteln im 21. Jahrhundert. Konstanz: UVK 2016, 35–80.

Laubichler, Manfred D. and Jürgen Renn: "Extended Evolution: Integrating Regulatory Networks and Niche Construction." Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution 324B (2015), 565–577.

Miller, Benjamin A., Michelle S. Beard, Manfred D. Laubichler and Nadya T. Bliss: "Temporal and Multi-Source Fusion for Detection of Innovation in Collaboration Networks." 18th International Conference on Information Fusion (2015), 659–665.

Wintergrün, Dirk, Jürgen Renn, Roberto Lalli, Manfred D. Laubichler and Matteo Valleriani: Netzwerke als Wissensspeicher. Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science 2015.

Bliss, Nadya T., Manfred D. Laubichler, Deryc Painter and B.R. Erick Peirson: "Anomalous Subgraph Detection in Publication Networks: Leveraging Truth." IEEE ACSSC (2014), 2005–2009.

Laubichler, Manfred D. and Jane Maienschein (eds.): From Embryology to Evo-Devo: A History of Embryology in the 20th Century. Cambridge: MIT Press 2007.

Hagner, Michael and Manfred D. Laubichler (eds.): Die Bedeutung des Allgemeinen in den Wissenschaften des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Zürich: Diaphanes Verlag 2006.

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