Martin Stefanec

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Self-structuring patterns can be observed all over the universe, from galaxies to molecules to living matter, yet their emergence is waiting for full understanding. We discovered a simple motion law for moving and interacting self-propelled particles leading to a self-structuring, self-reproducing and self-sustaining life-like system. The patterns emerging(More)
We report the isolation of the gene for origin binding factor 1 (OBF1) from the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae by screening a yeast genomic DNA library in lambda gt11 with an ARS-specific oligonucleotide probe. One recombinant encoded a fusion protein of approximately 180 kDa that bound ARS-specific oligonucleotide probes in vitro. The restriction map of(More)
In the original version of this Article, all instances of " simple " were incorrectly given as " simplistic ". This error has now been corrected in the PDF and HTML versions of the Article. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. The images or other third party material in this article are included in the(More)
We present here a system of self-propelled particles that follow a very simple motion law in continuous space in a deterministic and asynchronous way. This system of particles is capable of producing, depending on the particle density in the habitat, several spatio-temporal patterns emerging from an initial randomized spatial configuration. We found that(More)
A colorimetric procedure for the emergency determination of acetaminophen in plasma is described. Acetaminophen is extracted into ethyl acetate at physiological pH to eliminate salicylate, amino acids and other polar compounds. The extract is treated with Fuller's earth to remove bilirubin and with anhydrous sodium sulphate to remove traces of aqueous(More)
A universal gas chromatographic procedure for the determination of the commonly prescribed tricyclic antidepressant drugs in 1 mL of plasma is described. After the addition of internal standards the samples are washed with pentane at acidic pH and extracted with pentane at alkaline pH. The pentane extract is evaporated after the addition of acetic(More)
with each other. Here we analyze the macroscopic properties of the emerging ecology, as well as the microscopic properties of the mechanism that leads to it. Basic properties of the emerging structures (size distributions, longevity) are analyzed as well as their resilience against sensor or actuation noise. Finally, we explore parameter space for potential(More)
1. A quantitative thin-layer chromatographic procedure for theophylline has been evaluated. An internal standard, 3-isobutyl-1-methylxanthine, a compound similar in properties to those of theophylline is added to the specimen prior to extraction to eliminate the need for accurate measurements of volume during extraction or analysis. 2. This method does not(More)
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