Recent publications

Authors: M. Montévil; M. Bizzarri
Book Chapter, In Press
Authors: M. Montévil; M. Mossio; M. Silberstein
Book Chapter, 2017
Authors: M. Montévil; G. Longo; A. Soto; T. Gaudin; D. Lacroix; M.C. Maurel; J.C. Pomerol
Book Chapter, In Press
Authors: G. Longo; M. Montévil; T. Gaudin; D. Lacroix; M.C. Maurel; J.C. Pomerol
Book Chapter, In Press
Authors: M. Montévil; C. Sonnenschein; A.M. Soto
Journal Article, 2016

Maël Montévil's research page

Investigations in theoretical biology

About me

Maël Montévil

Short CV

I am currently a postdoctoral fellow at MSC, Paris Diderot, funded by the Labex "Who AM I?".

Previously, i was a postdoctoral fellow at IHPST, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, on a grant from DIM-ISC of the île-de-France region  and before a postdoctoral associate in Tufts University, dept. of Anatomy and cell biology, Soto and Sonnenschein Lab.

I obtained my Phd under the supervision of Giuseppe Longo in LIENS, École Normale Supérieure and doctoral school Frontières du vivant, in Paris V, Descartes.

Long CV (With publication list)

Contact

Mail: mael [dot] montevil  [at] gmail [dot] com

Research

My core research interest is theoretical biology.

During my Phd, Biological time and extended critical transitions: towards an objectivization of the living state of matter, my supervisor was Giuseppe Longo and unofficially Francis Bailly, deceased in February 2009. Our theoretical approaches to biology start with a critical and constructive reflection on the physical ways to obtain intelligibility of natural phenomena. We work on original theoretical proposals, which are largely distinct from the more classical biophysical approaches. The main themes we discuss are the following:

  • Anti-entropy: this concept is a tentative quantification of biological complexity.
  • Biological time: we approach different features of biological time: rhythms, protension and retention, historicity, ....
  • Extended Criticality: this core notion is coined to understand the structure of coherence of organisms, and is directly associated to the following:
  • Theoretical symmetries in biology: we propose that biological symmetries are unstable. This hypothesis has wide implications with respect to the historicity of biological objects in particular.
  • Biological randomness: a specific form of biological randomness is associated to the symmetry changes mentioned above.

Details can be found in our publications.

In my postdoctorale position in Tufts, I learned experimental techniques, and focused on morphometrics of mammary gland and collagen analysis in 3D gels and in vivo.

In my previous postdoctorale position in IHPST, I have worked with Matteo Mossio on the notion of closure among constraints as a way to understand the interdependencies of the part of a organism.

I'm currently working on the concept of biological variability in MSC with Stéphane Douady.

Publications

In Press

Gayon, J. & Montévil, M. Time in nature and the nature of time (Bouton, C. & Huneman, P.) (Springer, In Press).PDF icon Repetition and Reversibility web.pdf (2.36 MB)
Longo, G. & Montévil, M. Sciences de la vie, sciences de l'information (Gaudin, T., Lacroix, D., Maurel, M. - C. & Pomerol, J. - C.) (ISTE-Editions., In Press).PDF icon cerisy-bigdata.pdf (491.26 KB)
Montévil, M., Longo, G. & Soto, A. Sciences de la vie, sciences de l'information (Gaudin, T., Lacroix, D., Maurel, M. - C. & Pomerol, J. - C.) (ISTE-Editions., In Press).PDF icon cerisy-theorieorganisme-final.pdf (349.47 KB)
Montévil, M. Conceptual and Methodological challenges in Systems Biology (Bizzarri, M.) (Springer, In Press).PDF icon montevil_method.pdf (655.59 KB)

2017

Longo, G. & Montévil, M. Springer Handbook of Model-Based Science (Magnani, L. & Bertoloti, T.) 843-856 (Springer, 2017). doi:10.1007/978-3-319-30526-4PDF icon Longo-Montevil_2015_Models.pdf (364.03 KB)
Montévil, M. & Mossio, M. Qu'est ce que la science pour vous? (Silberstein, M.) (Editions Matériologiques, 2017).PDF icon Cinico_Candido_Materiologiques.pdf (124.98 KB)

2016

Paulose, T. et al. SAMA: A Method for 3D Morphological Analysis. PLoS ONE 11, 1-14 (2016).PDF icon SAMA.PDF (2.41 MB)
Soto, A. et al. Toward a theory of organisms: Three founding principles in search of a useful integration. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology (2016). doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2016.07.006PDF icon 09_conclusion.pdf (332.64 KB)
Montévil, M., Mossio, M., Pocheville, A. & Longo, G. Theoretical principles for biology: Variation. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology - (2016). doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2016.08.005PDF icon 06_variation.pdf (463.47 KB)
Mossio, M., Montévil, M. & Longo, G. Theoretical principles for biology: Organization. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology - (2016). doi:10.1016/j.pbiomolbio.2016.07.005PDF icon 05_PrincipleOrganisation.pdf (505.46 KB)
Montévil, M., Sonnenschein, C. & Soto, A. M. Theoretical approach of ductal morphogenesis. Journal of Theoretical and Applied Vascular Research 1, (2016).

2015

Longo, G., Montévil, M., Sonnenschein, C. & Soto, A. M. In search of principles for a Theory of Organisms. Journal of Biosciences 1-14 (2015). doi:10.1007/s12038-015-9574-9PDF icon jbsc_040_05_0955-0968.pdf (3.23 MB)

2014

2013

2012

Longo, G., Montévil, M. & Kauffman, S. No entailing laws, but enablement in the evolution of the biosphere. Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference Companion on Genetic and Evolutionary Computation 1379 -1392 (2012). doi:10.1145/2330784.2330946PDF icon Longo-Montevil-Kauffman_2012_Enablement.pdf (182.69 KB)

2011

Bailly, F., Longo, G. & Montévil, M. A 2-dimensional geometry for biological time. Progress in Biophysics and Molecular Biology 106, 474 - 484 (2011).PDF icon Bailly-Longo-Montevil_2011_2d-Geometry-Time.pdf (443.41 KB)

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