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ESF-UB Conference on Systems Biology

ESF-UB Conference on Systems Biology

The ESF meeting on Systems Biology, organized by Luis Serrano and Ruedi Aebersold, took place last week in Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain. A lovely location (I took this picture with my iSight directly from my room…) for a small conference with a list of outstanding speakers. Together with the influence of the Mediterranean-Latin ‘cultural jet lag’ (understand: go to bed very very very very late), the stage was set for intense networking among the participants.  Read more

Simply beautiful

Simply beautiful

A complete 3D reconstruction of a fission yeast cell by electron tomography (Höög et al, 2007). Is this systems biology? Perhaps, it reminds us that the “network” representation of cellular functions needs to be immersed in space (and time). This study provides a spatial reconstruction of a full eukaryotic cell at EM resolution—the model is descriptive and static, but very detailed. Simply beautiful.  Read more

Teleology and Systems Biology

In his insightful review “”http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?ob=ArticleURL&udi=B6WSN-4MWYF5C-B&user=656666&coverDate=01%2F26%2F2007&rdoc=1&fmt=&orig=search&sort=d&view=c&acct=C000035599&version=1&urlVersion=0&userid=656666&md5=2870365ffcf286138287618e6197ef16″>Morpheus Unbound: Reimagining the Morphogen Gradient”, Arthur D Lander writes:  … Read more