Welcome to the Department of Systems Biology
Systems biology is the study of systems of biological components, which may be molecules, cells, organisms or entire species. Living systems are dynamic and complex, and their behavior may be hard to predict from the properties of individual parts. To study them, we use quantitative measurements of the behavior of groups of interacting components, systematic measurement technologies such as genomics, bioinformatics and proteomics, and mathematical and computational models to describe and predict dynamical behavior. Systems problems are emerging as central to all areas of biology and medicine.
SysBio on Twitter
- Deadline approaching! Love math/comp sci and curious about biology? Love biology and want to see what math or comp sci can bring to it? This is the program for you. Apply by Feb 1! Internships are paid - we organize accommodation and lots of free food. t.co/ggTOx1aFlk
- "Development Cell by Cell" is @sciencemagazine's Breakthrough of the Year! Learn more about the work of the Klein, Megason and Kirschner labs here: t.co/rW7qN3mb9S, t.co/sr2dVh45aZ and t.co/IsMQLkR0F2
- Playfulness and independence are critical to scientific success, says former @HMS_SysBio department chair Marc Kirschner t.co/kIN644pGFq
- The CZI Neurodegeneration Challenge Network is live, with a first class of investigators including our own @deboramarks! t.co/TrFTbDjrSL Congratulations to all the new awardees. t.co/X3UZjhEHR4
- Undergraduates -- apply for a Summer Internship in Systems Biology! You get to explore Harvard and do cool research while being paid. t.co/KpKyjQrn6D