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Systems Biology: A Very Short Introduction

Eberhard O. Voit

March 2020

ISBN: 9780198828372

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

Very Short Introductions

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Systems biology utilises new computational tools to analyse biological processes on an extraordinary scale. We can now study complex biological phenomena within their natural contexts, applying a holistic, systems-based approach. This book explores what this interdisciplinary field is about, and how it will affect our understanding of life.

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Systems biology utilises new computational tools to analyse biological processes on an extraordinary scale. We can now study complex biological phenomena within their natural contexts, applying a holistic, systems-based approach. This book explores what this interdisciplinary field is about, and how it will affect our understanding of life.

  • Outlines the exciting processes and possibilities in the new field of systems biology
  • Explores what this field is about, why it is needed, and how it will affect our understanding of life
  • Considers the new tools utilized by systems biology, and the insights and advances it has already delivered
  • Part of the Very Short introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Eberhard O. Voit, David D. Flanagan Chair Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, W. H. Coulter Department of Biomedical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology and Emory Medical School

Eberhard O. Voit is a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Georgia Tech and Emory Medical School. He is a Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar and the David D. Flanagan Chair in Biological Systems. Voit has authored or co-authored about three hundred scientific articles and book chapters as well as several books. His most recent book The Inner Workings of Life (CUP, 2016) is an introduction to systems biology for educated non-experts. Voit is an elected fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) and the Society for Mathematical Biology (SMB). He was also recently inducted into the Royal Society of Medicine of the United Kingdom as an Overseas Fellow.

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgments
    1: What is systems biology all about?
    2: The exciting puzzles of computational systems biology
    3: The -omics revolution
    4: Computational systems biology (CSB)
    5: Interdependencies of biological systems
    6: Simulators
    7: The lawless pursuit of biological systems
    References
    Further reading
    Index

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