Systems Biology by Palsson, Bernhard
Cambridge University Press | 01 January 2006
Hardback | 322 pages
The new discipline of systems biology examines how biological components interact and form networks, and how the networks generate whole cell functions corresponding to observable phenotypes. This textbook, the first devoted to systems biology, describes how to model networks, how to determine their properties, and how to relate these to phenotypic functions. The prerequisites are some knowledge of linear algebra and biochemistry. Though the links between the mathematical ideas and biological processes are made clear, the book reflects the irreversible trend of increasing mathematical content in biology education. Therefore to assist both teacher and student, in an associated web site Palsson provides problems set, projects and powerpoint slides, and keeps the presentation in the bookconcrete with illustrative material and experimental results.