Why this programme?
Systems Biology is an exciting new, holistic approach that combines biology, computational modelling, and mathematics to create innovative models. The ultimate goal is the development of virtual versions of biological systems, which lead to new insights and eventually predictions concerning the behavior of such systems.
Our approach builds on integrating knowledge of biological systems at different scales: from molecules and cells to organisms and populations. Currently, huge amounts of so-called “big data” on biological systems are being generated at astonishing speed. In systems biology this “big data” is integrated and used to make the models that form the foundation of the virtual biological systems.