Encyclopedia of Systems Biology

2013 Edition
| Editors: Werner Dubitzky, Olaf Wolkenhauer, Kwang-Hyun Cho, Hiroki Yokota

Modeling Formalisms, Lymphocyte Dynamics and Repertoires

  • Véronique Thomas-Vaslin
  • Adrien Six
  • Bertrand Bellier
  • David Klatzmann
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-9863-7_715

Synonyms

Definition

Modeling a biological system can be done by representation of the structure of the objects (organs, lymphocytes populations, cells, etc.) with the help of ontologies and their relationship and their behavior in time (participation to processes like division, death, selection, migration, etc.). This biological modeling can help to develop further computational modeling and mathematical modeling. Representation of concepts (structure) and processes (behavior) can be done using UML state and transition visual diagrams.

Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Modeling Approaches

In the top-down approach, knowledge of the system is established by global data mining, integration, and statistical analysis, from which the individual patterns or mechanisms are deduced.

In the bottom-up approach, basic components and mechanisms are...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Véronique Thomas-Vaslin
    • 1
  • Adrien Six
    • 1
  • Bertrand Bellier
    • 1
  • David Klatzmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Immunology-Immunopathology-ImmunotherapyUPMC University Paris 06, UMR7211, CNRS, UMR7211, INSERM, U959ParisFrance