Fractals in Biology and Medicine

  • Gabriele A. Losa
  • Danilo Merlini
  • Theo F. Nonnenmacher
  • Ewald R. Weibel

Part of the Mathematics and Biosciences in Interaction book series (MBI)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. B. Sapoval, E. R. Weibel, M. Filoche
    Pages 25-38
  3. Barbara Weyn, Willem Jacob, Gert Van de Wouwer, Vinicius Da Silva, Rodolfo Montironi, Deborah Thompson et al.
    Pages 47-54
  4. R. Santoro, F. Marinelli, G. Turchetti, N. Zini, K. Scotlandi, E. Falcieri et al.
    Pages 77-84
  5. Torsten Mattfeldt, Maximilian Burger, Hans-Werner Gottfried, Hans A. Kestler
    Pages 101-111
  6. Anna Piantanelli, Stefano Serresi, Giuseppe Ricotti, Rossolini Giuliana, Zaia Annamaria, Andrea Basso et al.
    Pages 127-136
  7. D. Pascoli, S. Montagnese, T. Minelli, A. Pesavento, A. Pellegrini, A. Gatta et al.
    Pages 137-146
  8. V. Péan, M. Ouayoun, C. Fugain, B. Meyer, C. H. Chouard
    Pages 147-151
  9. M. Ouayoun, V. Péan, B. Meyer, C. H. Chouard
    Pages 153-159
  10. Bryan Kerman, Michael Meyer
    Pages 195-205
  11. E. Oczeretko, D. Jurgilewicz, F. Rogowski
    Pages 207-217
  12. M. Buiatti, C. Acquisti, G. Mersi, P. Bogani, M. Buiatti Jr.
    Pages 235-245
  13. Laurent Nottale, Jean Chaline, Pierre Grou
    Pages 247-258
  14. Gerd Baumann, Siglinde Kleinschmidtt, Albrecht K. Kleinschmidt
    Pages 287-309
  15. Fahima Nekka
    Pages 311-318
  16. Norbert Südland, Christine Volz, Theo F. Nonnenmacher
    Pages 325-332
  17. D. Merlini, L. Rusconi, A. Bernasconi
    Pages 333-346
  18. Nicoletta Sala
    Pages 347-358
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 359-362

About these proceedings


In March 2000 leading scientists gathered at the Centro Seminariale Monte Verità, Ascona, Switzerland, for the Third International Symposium on "Fractals 2000 in Biology and Medicine". This interdisciplinary conference was held over a four-day period and provided stimulating contributions from the very topical field Fractals in Biology and Medicine. This Volume III in the MBI series highlights the growing power and efficacy of the fractal geometry in understanding how to analyze living phenomena and complex shapes. Many biological objects, previously considered as hopelessly far from any quantitative description, are now being investigated by means of fractal methods. Researchers currently used fractals both as theoretical tools, to shed light on living systems` self-organization and evolution, and as useful techniques, capable of quantitatively analyzing physiological and pathological cell states, shapes and ultrastructures. The book should be of interest to researchers and students from Molecular and C


Biomathematik Biomedizin Biophysik DNA Onkologie X-ray Zell-,Molekularbiologie artificial neural network bone classification living systems statistics tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriele A. Losa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Danilo Merlini
    • 4
  • Theo F. Nonnenmacher
    • 5
  • Ewald R. Weibel
    • 6
  1. 1.Institute for Scientific Interdisciplinary Studies (ISSE)LocarnoSwitzerland
  2. 2.Section of Biology, Faculty of SciencesUniversity of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  3. 3.Laboratorio die Patologia CellulareLocarnoSwitzerland
  4. 4.Centro Ricerche in Fisica e MatematicaLocarnoSwitzerland
  5. 5.Abteilung für Mathematische PhysikUniversität UlmUlmGermany
  6. 6.Anatomisches InstitutUniversität BernBernSwitzerland

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