Events and News
Systems Biology Journal club has restarted for the this term. First meeting 29 September >>more
Information about the BBSRC e-Learning for Systems Approaches programme now available >>more
New PhD Programme
UCL has developed a new Interdisciplinary PhD Programme in bioscience and bioengineering. The programme covers all levels of biology, from molecules through to cells and whole animal physiology, and provides training in cutting edge techniques, including bioengineering, data analysis, computational and mathematical modelling, imaging, structural biology and systems approaches >>more
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Comparative RNAi screening identifies a conserved core metazoan actinome by phenotype"
Jennifer Rohn and Buzz Baum (LMCB) "Identification and characterization of a set of conserved and new regulators of cytoskeletal organization, cell morphology and migration"
UCL Systems Biology
What is Systems Biology?
By revealing the set of ~23000 genes that guide human biology, genomics has identified many of the components that are involved in various biological systems. However, it is clear that life cannot be understood as the simple action of the component parts alone. The behaviour and function of signaling pathways, cells, organs and organisms is likely to depend not only on the presence of the component parts, but also on the interactions between them. In many cases the properties of the system could not be predicted from studying a single component alone. Systems biology is an approach that analyses all of the components, interactions and dynamics of a biological system in a quantitative and integrative fashion.
This change in perspective has led to a resurgence of interest in adopting approaches common other sciences, such as computing, engineering, mathematics and physics, in which theory, modeling and experiment are combined in order to understand and predict the behaviour of a complex system.
The e-Learning for Systems Approaches programme will support the BBSRC’s aim of enhancing the uptake and application of systems approaches by the UK bioscience community. the programme will provide training in the mathematical and computational modelling of biological systems. >>more
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