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Adding logic to the toolbox of molecular biology

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Author(s):
Boniolo, Giovanni [1, 2] ; D'Agostino, Marcello [3] ; Piazza, Mario [4] ; Pulcini, Gabriele [5]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Milan, Dipartimento Sci Salute, Milan - Italy
[2] Ist Europeo Oncol, Dept Expt Oncol, Milan - Italy
[3] Univ Ferrara, Dept Econ & Management, I-44100 Ferrara - Italy
[4] Univ G dAnnunzio, Dept Philosophy, Pescara - Italy
[5] Univ Estadual Campinas, Ctr Log Epistemol & Hist Sci, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: EUROPEAN JOURNAL FOR PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE; v. 5, n. 3, p. 399-417, OCT 2015.
Web of Science Citations: 6
Abstract

The aim of this paper is to argue that logic can play an important role in the ``toolbox{''} of molecular biology. We show how biochemical pathways, i.e., transitions from a molecular aggregate to another molecular aggregate, can be viewed as deductive processes. In particular, our logical approach to molecular biology - developed in the form of a natural deduction system - is centered on the notion of Curry-Howard isomorphism, a cornerstone in nineteenth-century proof-theory. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/22371-0 - Towards a unified setting for non-monotony and paraconsistency
Grantee:Gabriele Pulcini
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate