Networks in Biology – From Identification, Analysis to Interpretation

  • Jesper Tegnér
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-00219-9_1

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5417)
Cite this paper as:
Tegnér J. (2009) Networks in Biology – From Identification, Analysis to Interpretation. In: Tollis I.G., Patrignani M. (eds) Graph Drawing. GD 2008. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5417. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg


Over the last decade networks has become a unifying language in biology. Yet we are only in the beginning of understanding their significance for biology and their medical applications. I will talk about the diversity of biological networks composed either of genes, proteins, metabolites, or cells and the associated methods for finding these graphs in the data. Next I will provide an overview of different methods of analysis and what kind of insights that have been obtained. During the talk I will highlight current challenging problems requiring computational skills with respect to identification, analysis, algorithms, visualization and software.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesper Tegnér
    • 1
  1. 1.Institutionen för MedicinKarolinska Universitetssjukhuset, SolnaStockholmSweden

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