University of Adelaide
Towards Cell‐to‐Organisms‐level Systems Biology
A presentation by Dr Hiroki Ueda, from the Laboratory for Systems Biology, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN
VENUE: NUMICO seminar room Level 5 Medical School South Room S512 The University of Adelaide, Frome Road, Adelaide
Systems Biology is a natural extension of molecular biology, and can be defined as “biology after the identification of key genes”. We envision systems-biological research as a multistage process, beginning with the comprehensive identification and quantitative measurement of individual system components and their networked interactions, leading to the ability to control existing systems toward a desired state and to design new systems based on an understanding of structure and underlying principles. When the term Systems Biology was coined and this type of integrative research was advocated beginning around the year 2000, a number of interesting concepts had already been introduced. At that time, few systems-biological approaches were well developed and their application to fundamental biological questions was limited.