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Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

  • First comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of systems biology

  • Brings together an outstanding collection of contributions by top scientists in a variety of sub-fields of the broad field of systems biology

  • Targets a large audience of researchers, teachers, students and practitioners comprising backgrounds ranging from biology, to computer science through to mathematics

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Table of contents (2804 entries)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxii
  2. A

    1. 5-azaCytosine

      • Vani Brahmachari, Shruti Jain
      Pages 1-1
    2. ABCB1

      Pages 1-1
    3. Abduction

      • Angelika Kimmig
      Pages 1-2
    4. Abortive Transcription

      • Nobuo Shimamoto
      Pages 2-2
    5. Absorption Spectroscopy

      • Xiaohua Wu
      Pages 2-2
    6. Abstraction

      • C. Maria Keet
      Pages 3-4
    7. AC#

      Pages 4-4
    8. Activation Domain Shielding

      • Tetsuro Kokubo
      Pages 4-6
    9. Activator

      • Jianhua Ruan
      Pages 6-6
    10. Active Learning

      • Jan Ramon
      Pages 6-8
    11. Actomyosin Ring

      • Sebastian Mana-Capelli, Dannel McCollum
      Pages 8-8
    12. Acyclic Digraph

      Pages 9-9
    13. Adaptation

      • Philippe Huneman
      Pages 9-10

About this book

Systems biology refers to the quantitative analysis of the dynamic interactions among several components of a biological system and aims to understand the behavior of the system as a whole. Systems biology involves the development and application of systems theory concepts for the study of complex biological systems through iteration over mathematical modeling, computational simulation and biological experimentation. Systems biology could be viewed as a tool to increase our understanding of biological systems, to develop more directed experiments, and to allow accurate predictions.

 The Encyclopedia of Systems Biology is conceived as a comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of systems biology, in particular the investigation of living matter involving a tight coupling of biological experimentation, mathematical modeling and computational analysis and simulation. The main goal of the Encyclopedia is to provide a complete reference of established knowledge in systems biology – a ‘one-stop shop’ for someone seeking information on key concepts of systems biology. As a result, the Encyclopedia comprises a broad range of topics relevant in the context of systems biology. The audience targeted by the Encyclopedia includes researchers, developers, teachers, students and practitioners who are interested or working in the field of systems biology. Keeping in mind the varying needs of the potential readership, we have structured and presented the content in a way that is accessible to readers from wide range of backgrounds. In contrast to encyclopedic online resources, which often rely on the general public to author their content, a key consideration in the development of the Encyclopedia of Systems Biology was to have subject matter experts define the concepts and subjects of systems biology.

Keywords

  • Systems Biology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, University of Ulster, Coleraine, UK

    Werner Dubitzky

  • Department of Computer Science, University of Rostock, Rostock, Germany

    Olaf Wolkenhauer

  • Department of Bio and Brain Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea

    Kwang-Hyun Cho

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, USA

    Hiroki Yokota

About the editors

Professor Werner Dubitzky holds a Chair of Bioinformatics at the School of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Life and Health Science, at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

Bibliographic Information

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  • ISBN: 978-1-4419-9863-7
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  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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Hardcover Book USD 999.99
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