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.

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Upcoming Events

2018 Sep 28

Theory Lunch: Galit Lahav


WAB 563
12:00pm to 2:00pm

Department of Systems Biology
Harvard Medical School

Title: Keeping Up with Moving Targets in Cells and Science


Abstract: Many signaling molecules exhibit complex dynamical behaviors. Scientific goals are also not static, and often change as the result of new technologies and knowledge. In this talk I will share the main questions that my lab perused in the last decade...

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2018 Oct 05

Theory Lunch: Nicholas Pyenson


WAB 563
12:00pm to 2:00pm

National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution

Title: When and how does history matter in the marine realm? Ecology versus phylogeny.