Symposium on Evolutionary Systems Biology
The 2009 congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biologists (ESEB) will host a symposium on evolutionary systems biology. Look forward to an exciting series of talks that explore how systems biology might contribute to answer some of the most difficult problems in evolutionary biology.
Aug 24, 2009 11:00 AM
Aug 29, 2009 06:00 AM
|Contact Name||Laurence Loewe|
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Nothing in biology makes sense except properly quantified in the light of evolution.
Evolutionary systems biology aims to bring together the rich mechanistic details of current systems biology and the long-standing quantitative experience in evolutionary genetics in order to increase the quantitative rigor of biological analyses.
Since current systems biology means many things to many people, it is perhaps inevitable that evolutionary systems biology might be even broader. A potentially useful framework that goes beyond comparative analyses of systems biology data was described recently and centers around a research program to quantify the adaptive landscape.
For a short introduction into evolutionary systems biology, see http://evolutionarysystemsbiology.org/intro/.
For more details, see Loewe, L (2009) A framework for evolutionary systems biology. BMC Systems Biology 2009, 3:27.
If you are interested in more details, you may want to visit the upcoming congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biologists (ESEB) in Turin, Italy (25-29 Aug 2009), where one of the Symposia will be dedicated to evolutionary systems biology.
Congress website: http://www.eseb2009.it/uk/
Symposium website: http://evolutionarysystemsbiology.org/meeting/2009-ESEB/index.html