Systems Biology and Bioinformatics

Systems Biology and Bioinformatics
The biological system of living organisms is highly complex and challenging to study. The complex biological systems studied through computational and mathematical modelling under one umbrella is termed as Systems Biology. It deals with the explanations about how biological functions work with all its components, using a holistic approach rather than reductionist, when they are part of the systems cascade. The main purpose of systems biology is to study and understand the relationships and interactions of all the components in a functioning system, like a cell, in order to understand how the cell unit works.

Systems Biology approach works as the integration and collaboration of many study disciplines such as biology, bioinformatics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, and others. Bioinformatics, which is a very essential field of study to understand complex biological data, is an integral part of the Systems Biology research. The strategies, applications and challenges of systems biology and bioinformatics will be discussed in this session.

Dr. Robert Moritz
Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, Washington, United States

Dr. David Fenyo
NYU Langone Medical Center, New York, United States

Dr. Prasanna Venkatraman
ACTREC, Mumbai, India

Dr. H. A. Nagarajaram
University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India