Next-Generation Systems Biology and Medicine via Integrative Network Approaches

Date(s) - 27 Feb 2012
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

ASU Life Sciences Center

Time and Date:
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Feb 27, 2012


Life Sciences Center E-Wing, Room 244

Address: 427 E. Tyler St. Tempe AZ 85287

Presented by : Dr. Zhi Wang, Research Fellow, Sage Bionetworks

Host: Dr. J. Alan Rawls.

Abstract: The reductionist approach has dominated biological research in the last half century, yielding significant insights on the mechanisms of relatively simple biological phenomena. However, our understanding of complex biological phenomena such as circadian rhythm and cancer, which generally involve dynamic interactions among multiple genes, is far from being comprehensive. Because a biological system is not simply an assembly of all of its parts, properties of the system cannot be fully understood without an integrative view of the whole system. In this seminar, I will present three examples, ranging from yeast genetics, mouse metabolic system to human cancer, to demonstrate how integrative network biology can be used to address some of the most long-lasting and difficult questions in biological and biomedical sciences.


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