Franco Celada

For five decades I dabbled and contributed to Immunology (in France, Italy, Sweden and US), studying autoimmunity, histocompatibility, memory and antibody mediated conformational shifts. Meanwhile, the knowledge of the immune system has grown enormously. Its complexity, even more.

I have become aware that an interdisciplinary approach is needed to sort things out because the immune system is not only a sophisticated machine, but a cognitive system, that learns, ponders, communicates and decides what action to take and if it should take it. 

With a discrete computational model constructed with physicist Seiden I observe little robots impersonate cells and microorganisms, I design experiments, and verify if their behavior is reproducible in vivo. I probe the unconscious mind of the body.

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