Instead of turning in homeworks, you can choose to pick anyone of the following papers and write a report on it: single-space two pages. After you choose a paper, check out the Faculty of 1000 to find whether this paper has been reviewed by others. If there is a review in the F1000, please read it and then write your own. You should reference to the existing review.

In general, a report contains meaningful mathematical equations will receive a higher mark than a report contains only words.

Paulsson (2004) Summing up the noise in gene networks. Nature

Bialek and Setayeshgar (2005) Physical limits to biochemical signaling. PNAS

Miller, Zhabotinsky, Lisman and Wang (2005) The stability of a stochastic CaMKII switch: Dependence on the number of enzyme molecules and protein turnover. PLoS Biol.

van Hoek and Hogeweg (2006) In silico evolved lac operons exhibit bistability for artificial inducers, but not for lactose. Biophys. J.

Smith (2006) The quantal theory of immunity. Cell Research

Scott, Hwa and Ingalls (2007) Deterministic characterization of stochastic genetic circuits. PNAS

Levine and Hwa (2007) Stochastic fluctuations in metabolic pathways. PNAS

Pincet (2007) Membrane recruitment of scaffold proteins drives specific signaling. PLoS ONE

Dodd, Micheelsen, Sneppen and Thon (2007) Theoretical analysis of epigenetic cell memory by nucleosome modification. Cell

Turcotte, Garcia-Ojalvo and Suel (2008) A genetic timer through noise-induced stabilization of an unstable state. PNAS

Shahrezaei, Ollivier and Swain (2008) Colored extrinsic fluctuations and stochastic gene expression. Mol. Syst. Biol.

Hersen, McClean, Mahadevan and Ramanathan (2008) Signal processing by the HOG MAP kinase pathway. PNAS

Das, Ho, Zikherman, Govern, Yang, Weiss, Chakraborty and Roose (2009) Digital signaling and hysteresis characterize Ras activation in lymphoid cells. Cell

Cagatay, Turcotte, Elowitz, Garcia-Ojalvo and Suel (2009) Architecture-dependent noise discriminates functionally analogous differentiation circuits. Cell

Klumpp, Zhang and Hwa (2009) Growth rate-dependent global effects on gene expression in bacteria. Cell

Skupin, Kettenmann and Falcke (2010) Calcium signals driven by single channel noise. PLoS Comp. Biol.

Ramaswamy, González-Segredo, Sbalzarini, and Grima (2012) Discreteness-induced concentration inversion in mesoscopic chemical systems. Nature Communications