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
- Fascinating paper from the @SeanMegason lab, with @EricBetzig and @KirchhausenLab, on identifying a pressure relief valve for the inner ear. Failure of pressure relief may cause some kinds of deafness. Amazing movies! t.co/l1A4dx5isv
- Very exciting news for all of us! t.co/OGAjuckEIn
- Three papers on single-cell sequencing in developing vertebrate embryos trace and compare cell developmental pathways in fish and frogs. Work from the Klein, Megason and Kirschner labs at HMS and our colleagues @schierlab. t.co/OKHajd4epi
- Exciting research from the Megason Lab + collaborators in the latest issue of @sciencemagazine! "Researchers . . . report the development of a microscope capable of capturing 3-D images and videos of cells inside living organisms in unprecedented detail." t.co/jDDZ21wxdD
- The application deadline for our undergraduate summer internship is Monday, January 15! Learn more here: t.co/U6Iw2VfUfM