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
- Why is the Michaelis-Menten equation so surprisingly useful? The Gunawardena lab has an answer: t.co/fUZfRf0O7m
- A highlight of my summer was working with an intern even more awesome than I could have expected! She contributed to my science and to my thinking about my science - and it felt great to pay forward some of the great mentoring I have received! @HMS_SysBio t.co/OoTqbo3h9X
- Nice study on natural fluctuations in DNA damage signaling in single cells and how they can allow some cells to escape from cell cycle arrest t.co/P0OYqQB6u6. From Jose Reyes and colleagues in the Lahav lab.
- A newly discovered cell in the human airway appears to be the primary source of activity for the cystic fibrosis gene t.co/mqPqOZ8Nr5
- 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