Systems Biology is a recent approach to biology and medicine. While over the last decades research has focused on understanding the function of individual genes, proteins, cells, tissues or organisms, the systems approach is about interaction.
Systems Biology aims at understanding the properties that emerge from the interaction of genes, proteins, metabolites etc. Biological properties are based on the function of networks and understanding how networks are designed, according to which rules function and how they can be disturbed is critical for medicine and biotechnology in the 21st century. Systems Biology is inherently interdisciplinary, requiring the tight collaboration around joint biological or medical questions of biologists, medical researchers, mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers, physicists and chemists. Read more about our research>>
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