Towards an object-oriented framework for the modeling of integrated metabolic processes

  • G. Breuel
  • E. D. Gilles
Models of Gene Regulation and Metabolic Pathways
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 1278)


This contribution aims at the development of a modular and object-oriented framework for the modeling of the entity of all metabolic reactions including their regulations as a collection of interacting subsystems. The purposes of this framework lie in facilitating model development, adaption and reuse. Additionally, the presented methodology can be seen as a first step towards the development of a common communication framework, to support the interdisciplinary research in biotechnology and biochemical engineering. For the development of this framework ideas from general system theory, object-oriented programming and knowledge representation are employed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Breuel
    • 1
  • E. D. Gilles
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Systemdynamik and RegelungstechnikUniversität StuttgartStuttgartGermany

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