Welcome to the SBB research group

It is often said that biological systems, such as cells, are 'complex systems'. A popular notion of complex systems is of one of a very large number of simple and identical elements interacting to produce 'complex' behaviors. However, the reality of biological systems is somewhat different: large numbers of functionally diverse, and frequently multifunctional sets of elements interact selectively and nonlinearly to produce coherent rather than complex behaviors. To understand the complexity of biological systems, our group integrates experimental and computational research — in other words we apply a systems biology approach. Systems biology, through pragmatic modeling and theoretical exploration, provides a powerful foundation from which to address critical scientific questions head-on.