An Introduction to Systems Biology

An Introduction to Systems Biology

Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks.

Author: Uri Alon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781584886426

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.
Categories: Mathematics

Introduction to Systems Biology

Introduction to Systems Biology

This book provides an introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in comprehensive biological systems.

Author: Sangdun Choi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781597455312

Category: Science

Page: 542

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This book provides an introductory text for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in comprehensive biological systems. The authors offer a broad overview of the field using key examples and typical approaches to experimental design. The volume begins with an introduction to systems biology and then details experimental omics tools. Other sections introduce the reader to challenging computational approaches. The final sections provide ideas for theoretical and modeling optimization in systemic biological researches. The book is an indispensable resource, providing a first glimpse into the state-of-the-art in systems biology.
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Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology

Mathematical Modeling in Systems Biology

This book offers an introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and interpretation of models in molecular systems biology.

Author: Brian P. Ingalls

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262018883

Category: Science

Page: 408

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An introduction to the mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and analysis of models in molecular systems biology. Systems techniques are integral to current research in molecular cell biology, and system-level investigations are often accompanied by mathematical models. These models serve as working hypotheses: they help us to understand and predict the behavior of complex systems. This book offers an introduction to mathematical concepts and techniques needed for the construction and interpretation of models in molecular systems biology. It is accessible to upper-level undergraduate or graduate students in life science or engineering who have some familiarity with calculus, and will be a useful reference for researchers at all levels. The first four chapters cover the basics of mathematical modeling in molecular systems biology. The last four chapters address specific biological domains, treating modeling of metabolic networks, of signal transduction pathways, of gene regulatory networks, and of electrophysiology and neuronal action potentials. Chapters 3–8 end with optional sections that address more specialized modeling topics. Exercises, solvable with pen-and-paper calculations, appear throughout the text to encourage interaction with the mathematical techniques. More involved end-of-chapter problem sets require computational software. Appendixes provide a review of basic concepts of molecular biology, additional mathematical background material, and tutorials for two computational software packages (XPPAUT and MATLAB) that can be used for model simulation and analysis.
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An Introduction to Computational Systems Biology

An Introduction to Computational Systems Biology

This book delivers a comprehensive and insightful account of applying mathematical modelling approaches to very large biological systems and networks: a fundamental aspect of computational systems biology.

Author: KARTHIK. RAMAN

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1138597325

Category:

Page: 360

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This book delivers a comprehensive and insightful account of applying mathematical modelling approaches to very large biological systems and networks: a fundamental aspect of computational systems biology. The book covers key modelling paradigms in detail, while at the same time retaining a simplicity which will appeal to those from less quantitative fields. Key Features: A hands-on approach to modelling. Coding and software tools for systems biology. Covers the entire spectrum of modelling, from static networks, to dynamic models. Thoughtful exercises to test and enable student understanding of concepts. State-of-the-art chapters on exciting new developments, like whole-cell modelling and community modelling. The book is highly multi-disciplinary and will appeal to biologists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians and others.
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Life An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology

Life  An Introduction to Complex Systems Biology

This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the questions: what are the universal properties of living systems, and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally ...

Author: Kunihiko Kaneko

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540326670

Category: Science

Page: 374

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This book examines life not from the reductionist point of view, but rather asks the questions: what are the universal properties of living systems, and how can one construct from there a phenomenological theory of life that leads naturally to complex processes such as reproductive cellular systems, evolution and differentiation? The presentation is relatively non-technical to appeal to a broad spectrum of students and researchers.
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Systems Biology

Systems Biology

This book is an introduction to control in biochemical pathways.

Author: Herbert Sauro

Publisher:

ISBN: 0982477368

Category: Science

Page: 278

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This book is an introduction to control in biochemical pathways. Itintroduces students to some of the most important concepts in modern metabolic control principles. It covers the basics of metabolic controlanalysis that helps us think about how biochemical networks operate. The book should be suitable for undergraduates in their early (Junior, USA, second year UK) to mid years at college.
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Systems Biology

Systems Biology

This book defines the new field of systems biology and discusses the most efficient experimental and computational strategies.

Author: Lilia Alberghina

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540742697

Category: Computers

Page: 408

View: 710

For life to be understood and disease to become manageable, the wealth of postgenomic data now needs to be made dynamic. This development requires systems biology, integrating computational models for cells and organisms in health and disease; quantitative experiments (high-throughput, genome-wide, living cell, in silico); and new concepts and principles concerning interactions. This book defines the new field of systems biology and discusses the most efficient experimental and computational strategies. The benefits for industry, such as the new network-based drug-target design validation, and testing, are also presented.
Categories: Computers

Systems Biology A Very Short Introduction

Systems Biology  A Very Short Introduction

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly.

Author: Eberhard O. Voit

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192563446

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Systems biology came about as growing numbers of engineers and scientists from other fields created algorithms which supported the analysis of biological data in incredible quantities. Whereas biologists of the past had been forced to study one item or aspect at a time, due to technical and biological limitations, it suddenly became possible to study biological phenomena within their natural contexts. This interdisciplinary field offers a holistic approach to interpreting these processes, and has been responsible for some of the most important developments in the science of human health and environmental sustainability. This Very Short Introduction outlines the exciting processes and possibilities in the new field of systems biology. Eberhard O. Voit describes how it enabled us to learn how intricately the expression of every gene is controlled, how signaling systems keep organisms running smoothly, and how complicated even the simplest cells are. He explores what this field is about, why it is needed, and how it will affect our understanding of life, particularly in the areas of personalized medicine, drug development, food and energy production, and sustainable stewardship of our environments. Throughout he considers how new tools are being provided from the fields of mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics, and chemistry to grasp the complexity of the countless interacting processes in cells which would overwhelm the cognitive and analytical capabilities of the human mind. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
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Systematic

Systematic

SYSTEMATIC is the first book to introduce general readers to systems biology, which is improving medical treatments and our understanding of living things.

Author: James R. Valcourt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781632860316

Category: Science

Page: 288

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A brilliant young scientist introduces us to the fascinating field that is changing our understanding of how the body works and the way we can approach healing. SYSTEMATIC is the first book to introduce general readers to systems biology, which is improving medical treatments and our understanding of living things. In traditional bottom-up biology, a biologist might spend years studying how a single protein works, but systems biology studies how networks of those proteins work together--how they promote health and how to remedy the situation when the system isn't functioning properly. Breakthroughs in systems biology became possible only when powerful computer technology enabled researchers to process massive amounts of data to study complete systems, and has led to progress in the study of gene regulation and inheritance, cancer drugs personalized to an individual's genetically unique tumor, insights into how the brain works, and the discovery that the bacteria and other microbes that live in the gut may drive malnutrition and obesity. Systems biology is allowing us to understand more complex phenomena than ever before. In accessible prose, SYSTEMATIC sheds light not only on how systems within the body work, but also on how research is yielding new kinds of remedies that enhance and harness the body's own defenses.
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The Inner Workings of Life

The Inner Workings of Life

An easy-to-read introductory text, comprised of concise vignettes that explain key concepts within systems biology without using jargon.

Author: Eberhard O. Voit

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107149953

Category: Science

Page: 222

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An easy-to-read introductory text, comprised of concise vignettes that explain key concepts within systems biology without using jargon.
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A First Course in Systems Biology

A First Course in Systems Biology

New topics in this edition include: default modules for model design, limit cycles and chaos, parameter estimation in Excel, model representations of gene regulation through transcription factors, derivation of the Michaelis-Menten rate law ...

Author: Eberhard Voit

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 9781351332941

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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A First Course in Systems Biology is an introduction for advanced undergraduate and graduate students to the growing field of systems biology. Its main focus is the development of computational models and their applications to diverse biological systems. The book begins with the fundamentals of modeling, then reviews features of the molecular inventories that bring biological systems to life and discusses case studies that represent some of the frontiers in systems biology and synthetic biology. In this way, it provides the reader with a comprehensive background and access to methods for executing standard systems biology tasks, understanding the modern literature, and launching into specialized courses or projects that address biological questions using theoretical and computational means. New topics in this edition include: default modules for model design, limit cycles and chaos, parameter estimation in Excel, model representations of gene regulation through transcription factors, derivation of the Michaelis-Menten rate law from the original conceptual model, different types of inhibition, hysteresis, a model of differentiation, system adaptation to persistent signals, nonlinear nullclines, PBPK models, and elementary modes. The format is a combination of instructional text and references to primary literature, complemented by sets of small-scale exercises that enable hands-on experience, and large-scale, often open-ended questions for further reflection.
Categories: Computers

Control Theory and Systems Biology

Control Theory and Systems Biology

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EMBO Journal 13:1610–1619. Alon, U. (2007). An Introduction to Systems
Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman &
Hall/CRC.

Author: Pablo A. Iglesias

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262013345

Category: Science

Page: 345

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A survey of how engineering techniques from control and systems theory can be used tohelp biologists understand the behavior of cellular systems.
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Systems Biology in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Systems Biology in Toxicology and Environmental Health

Systems Biology in Toxicology and Environmental Health uses a systems biological perspective to detail the most recent findings that link environmental exposures to human disease, providing an overview of molecular pathways that are ...

Author: Rebecca Fry

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780128015681

Category: Medical

Page: 284

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Systems Biology in Toxicology and Environmental Health uses a systems biological perspective to detail the most recent findings that link environmental exposures to human disease, providing an overview of molecular pathways that are essential for cellular survival after exposure to environmental toxicants, recent findings on gene-environment interactions influencing environmental agent-induced diseases, and the development of computational methods to predict susceptibility to environmental agents. Introductory chapters on molecular and cellular biology, toxicology and computational biology are included as well as an assessment of systems-based tools used to evaluate environmental health risks. Further topics include research on environmental toxicants relevant to human health and disease, various high-throughput technologies and computational methods, along with descriptions of the biological pathways associated with disease and the developmental origins of disease as they relate to environmental contaminants. Systems Biology in Toxicology and Environmental Health is an essential reference for undergraduate students, graduate students, and researchers looking for an introduction in the use of systems biology approaches to assess environmental exposures and their impacts on human health. Provides the first reference of its kind, demonstrating the application of systems biology in environmental health and toxicology Includes introductions to the diverse fields of molecular and cellular biology, toxicology, and computational biology Presents a foundation that helps users understand the connections between the environment and health effects, and the biological mechanisms that link them
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Dynamical Systems for Biological Modeling

Dynamical Systems for Biological Modeling

Dynamical Systems for Biological Modeling: An Introduction prepares both biology and mathematics students with the understanding and techniques necessary to undertake basic modeling of biological systems.

Author: Fred Brauer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781498774048

Category: Mathematics

Page: 478

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Dynamical Systems for Biological Modeling: An Introduction prepares both biology and mathematics students with the understanding and techniques necessary to undertake basic modeling of biological systems. It achieves this through the development and analysis of dynamical systems. The approach emphasizes qualitative ideas rather than explicit computations. Some technical details are necessary, but a qualitative approach emphasizing ideas is essential for understanding. The modeling approach helps students focus on essentials rather than extensive mathematical details, which is helpful for students whose primary interests are in sciences other than mathematics need or want. The book discusses a variety of biological modeling topics, including population biology, epidemiology, immunology, intraspecies competition, harvesting, predator-prey systems, structured populations, and more. The authors also include examples of problems with solutions and some exercises which follow the examples quite closely. In addition, problems are included which go beyond the examples, both in mathematical analysis and in the development of mathematical models for biological problems, in order to encourage deeper understanding and an eagerness to use mathematics in learning about biology.
Categories: Mathematics

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology Third Edition

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology  Third Edition

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Third Edition is now supplemented by an additional software library, written in Scala, described in a new appendix to the book.

Author: Darren J. Wilkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351000895

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Having been thoroughly updated to reflect this, this third edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. New methods and applications are included in the book, and the use of R for practical illustration of the algorithms has been greatly extended. There is a brand new chapter on spatially extended systems, and the statistical inference chapter has also been extended with new methods, including approximate Bayesian computation (ABC). Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, Third Edition is now supplemented by an additional software library, written in Scala, described in a new appendix to the book. New in the Third Edition New chapter on spatially extended systems, covering the spatial Gillespie algorithm for reaction diffusion master equation models in 1- and 2-d, along with fast approximations based on the spatial chemical Langevin equation Significantly expanded chapter on inference for stochastic kinetic models from data, covering ABC, including ABC-SMC Updated R package, including code relating to all of the new material New R package for parsing SBML models into simulatable stochastic Petri net models New open-source software library, written in Scala, replicating most of the functionality of the R packages in a fast, compiled, strongly typed, functional language Keeping with the spirit of earlier editions, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.
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Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology Second Edition

Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology  Second Edition

New in the Second Edition All examples have been updated to Systems Biology Markup Language Level 3 All code relating to simulation, analysis, and inference for stochastic kinetic models has been re-written and re-structured in a more ...

Author: Darren J. Wilkinson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439837726

Category: Mathematics

Page: 363

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Since the first edition of Stochastic Modelling for Systems Biology, there have been many interesting developments in the use of "likelihood-free" methods of Bayesian inference for complex stochastic models. Re-written to reflect this modern perspective, this second edition covers everything necessary for a good appreciation of stochastic kinetic modelling of biological networks in the systems biology context. Keeping with the spirit of the first edition, all of the new theory is presented in a very informal and intuitive manner, keeping the text as accessible as possible to the widest possible readership. New in the Second Edition All examples have been updated to Systems Biology Markup Language Level 3 All code relating to simulation, analysis, and inference for stochastic kinetic models has been re-written and re-structured in a more modular way An ancillary website provides links, resources, errata, and up-to-date information on installation and use of the associated R package More background material on the theory of Markov processes and stochastic differential equations, providing more substance for mathematically inclined readers Discussion of some of the more advanced concepts relating to stochastic kinetic models, such as random time change representations, Kolmogorov equations, Fokker-Planck equations and the linear noise approximation Simple modelling of "extrinsic" and "intrinsic" noise An effective introduction to the area of stochastic modelling in computational systems biology, this new edition adds additional mathematical detail and computational methods that will provide a stronger foundation for the development of more advanced courses in stochastic biological modelling.
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Philosophy of Systems Biology

Philosophy of Systems Biology

This edited work will appeal to scholars and all levels, from undergraduates to researchers, and to those interested in a variety of scholarly approaches such as systems biology, mathematical and computational modelling, cell and molecular ...

Author: Sara Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319470009

Category: Science

Page: 265

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The emergence of systems biology raises many fascinating questions: What does it mean to take a systems approach to problems in biology? To what extent is the use of mathematical and computational modelling changing the life sciences? How does the availability of big data influence research practices? What are the major challenges for biomedical research in the years to come? This book addresses such questions of relevance not only to philosophers and biologists but also to readers interested in the broader implications of systems biology for science and society. The book features reflections and original work by experts from across the disciplines including systems biologists, philosophers, and interdisciplinary scholars investigating the social and educational aspects of systems biology. In response to the same set of questions, the experts develop and defend their personal perspectives on the distinctive character of systems biology and the challenges that lie ahead. Readers are invited to engage with different views on the questions addressed, and may explore numerous themes relating to the philosophy of systems biology. This edited work will appeal to scholars and all levels, from undergraduates to researchers, and to those interested in a variety of scholarly approaches such as systems biology, mathematical and computational modelling, cell and molecular biology, genomics, systems theory, and of course, philosophy of biology.
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Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology

Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology

This book demonstrates to students, researchers, and industry that systems biology relies on synthetic biology technologies to study biological systems, while synthetic biology depends on knowledge obtained from systems biology approaches.

Author: Pengcheng Fu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470437979

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 672

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The genomic revolution has opened up systematic investigations and engineering designs for various life forms. Systems biology and synthetic biology are emerging as two complementary approaches, which embody the breakthrough in biology and invite application of engineering principles. Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology emphasizes the similarity between biology and engineering at the system level, which is important for applying systems and engineering theories to biology problems. This book demonstrates to students, researchers, and industry that systems biology relies on synthetic biology technologies to study biological systems, while synthetic biology depends on knowledge obtained from systems biology approaches.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Aging and Health

Aging and Health

Author: Anatoli I. Yashin

Publisher: S Karger Ag

ISBN: 3318027294

Category: Medical

Page: 194

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Aging is a major risk factor for chronic diseases, which in turn can provide information about the aging of a biological system. This publication serves as an introduction to systems biology and its application to biological aging. Key pathways and processes that impinge on aging are reviewed, and how they contribute to health and disease during aging is discussed. The evolution of this situation is analyzed, and the consequences for the study of genetic effects on aging are presented. Epigenetic programming of aging, as a continuation of development, creates an interface between the genome and the environment. New research into the gut microbiome describes how this interface may operate in practice with marked consequences for a variety of disorders. This analysis is bolstered by a view of the aging organism as a whole, with conclusions about the mechanisms underlying resilience of the organism to change, and is expanded with a discussion of circadian rhythms in aging. Finally, the book presents an outlook for the development of interventions to delay or to reverse the features of aging. The publication is recommended to students, researchers as well as professionals dealing with public health and public policy related to an aging society.
Categories: Medical