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 Jun 01

Theory Lunch: Peter Sterling

12:00pm to 2:00pm


WAB 563

Department of Neuroscience
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Title: Allostasis, a new principle of physiological regulation, and its implications for human design

Abstract: Allostasis denotes a broad strategy for regulating physiology and behavior. The brain senses the internal milieu, the external environment, and consults its database to predict what will likely be needed. Then it computes the optimal response and commands every cell in the body. The brain rewards a better-than-...

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