Evolutionary Systems Biology

All life is the result of evolution. In order to understand life, we need to investigate the evolutionary process that determines its form and function. By decoding the evolutionary heritage contained in the properties of extent species we can gain insights into the evolutionary processes that shaped these organisms. And conversely, following the evolutionary path of specific components can provide important information about the characteristics of living biological systems.

The Evolutionary Systems Biology group brings together researchers who are interested in understanding the evolution of biological systems, from the level of genes through to whole organisms, using the approaches and principles of systems biology. Particular interests of the group include the study of the genotype-phenotype map, gene networks in ageing and chronobiology, the analysis of protein structure and function and viral evolution and transmission. A wide range of methodologies and techniques are used, ranging from computational and mathematical modeling, through bioinformatics and functional genomics, to single cell luminescent imaging and phenotypic characterisation.


Symposium on Evolutionary Systems Biology, Tübingen August 2011 >>more


Jürg Bähler - Cancer Institute / GEE

David Balding - UCL Genetics Institute

Andrew Beale

Peter Bentley - Computer Science

Martin Godany

Stéphane Hué - Centre for Virology

Daniel Jeffares

Paola Oliveri - GEE

Christine Orengo - Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology

Deenan Pillay - Centre for Virology

Andrew Pomiankowski - GEE

Max Reuter - GEE

Rob Seymour - Maths

Eugene Schuster - Institute of Healthy Ageing

Elia Stupka - Cancer Institute

Max Telford - GEE

David Whitemore - Cell and Developmental Biology

Yoshiyuki Yamamoto - Cell and Developmental Biology

Ziheng Yang - GEE

Birkbeck, University of London

Alona Sosinsky

MRC National Institute for Medical Research

Richard Goldstein

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