Natural Computing

, Volume 16, Issue 1, pp 151–163

Membrane automata for modeling biomolecular processes


DOI: 10.1007/s11047-015-9518-1

Cite this article as:
Giannakis, K. & Andronikos, T. Nat Comput (2017) 16: 151. doi:10.1007/s11047-015-9518-1


Bioinspired computation models and mechanisms are widely used in various applications, both in theoretical and practical level. Membrane Computing, a branch of Natural Computing, is constantly producing interesting results the last 15 years. In this work we attempt to describe a mitochondrial fusion process based on membrane automata in a novel way. We combine these computation machines with notions from brane calculus and we depict the procedure of the production of specific proteins that are essential for a successful fusion. We also discuss possible extensions of our methodology stating direction for future works and thoughts.


Membrane automata Membrane systems Mitochondrial fusion 

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of InformaticsIonian UniversityCorfuGreece

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