4 pm, Wednesday 11 January 2006,
Appleton Tower 3.05
Although it has recently become a hot topic, the endeavour of systems biology, to present a systemic rather than reductionist view of biological systems, is not new. Original work dates back to the 1950s and 60s. Moreover, computers and computer-based modelling have played a crucial role from the beginning. However, what has changed in the current emphasis on the topic is the involvement of theoretical computer scientists as well as our more applied colleagues. In this talk I will review the area of systems biology and outline the potential impact of ideas and techniques from computer science, at all stages of the endeavour.