Understanding the Dynamics of Biological Systems

Lessons Learned from Integrative Systems Biology

Editors: Dubitzky, Werner, Southgate, Jennifer, Fuß, Hendrik (Eds.)

  • Aimed at professionals who consider adopting a systems biology approach
  • Addresses the requirements of scientists and researchers needing an overview and basic understanding of key systems biology methodologies and tools
  • The contributors have attempted to cover a representative range of life science areas and systems biology methodologies
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Systems biology has risen as a direct result of the limitation of conventional (reductionistic) biology to understand complex phenomena emerging as a result of dynamic and multiscale biological interactions. By applying mathematical and computational models, systems biologists integrate the elementary processes into a coherent description that allows them to predict and characterize the systems-level properties and behavior of complex biological phenomena. As the field of systems biology matures, we are beginning to see practical answers to real biological problems. It is timely to step back and review the insight obtained from a systems biology approach by presenting an overview of current research.

The book encompasses the key disciplines of biology, mathematics, and information technology that contribute to systems biology. It introduces some of the main methods and techniques of systems biology and assesses their contributions based on case studies. The biological phenomena investigated include tissue organization, hormonal control, bacterial stress response, tumor growth and cellular metabolism. Each chapter serves simultaneously as design blueprint, user guide, research agenda and communication platform. The book is targeted at an interdisciplinary audience consisting of students, teachers, researchers, developers, and practitioners in life science, mathematics, computer science and cognate areas.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Effects of Protein Quality Control Machinery on Protein Homeostasis

    Sandefur, Conner I. (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Metabolic Network Dynamics: Properties and Principles

    Jamshidi, Neema (et al.)

    Pages 19-37

  • A Deterministic, Mathematical Model for Hormonal Control of the Menstrual Cycle

    Pasteur, R. Drew (et al.)

    Pages 39-58

  • Modeling Transport Processes and Their Implications for Chemical Disposition and Action

    Plant, Nick

    Pages 59-82

  • Systems Biology of Tuberculosis: Insights for Drug Discovery

    Raman, Karthik (et al.)

    Pages 83-110

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eBook $179.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Understanding the Dynamics of Biological Systems
Book Subtitle
Lessons Learned from Integrative Systems Biology
Editors
  • Werner Dubitzky
  • Jennifer Southgate
  • Hendrik Fuß
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7964-3
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7964-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7963-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8151-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 238
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