Systems Biology seeks to understand how the parts of biological systems are integrated to produce the amazing machines, cells, organisms, and ecosystems that exist in our world. We thus seek to define general principles of biological systems. Part of understanding biological systems involves defining the relevant parts of a biological network and measuring how they change in a quantitative and comprehensive fashion as they carry out their functions; such network biology studies use the tools of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics. Since biological circuits underlie most aspects of cell and organismal biology, we seek to understand "mechanisms," the precise structures and interactions of biological parts—be they genes, cells or organisms—that ultimately produce biological function. Systems Biology often involves computational modeling of potential mechanisms, coupled with quantitative tests of the predictions of models by cell biological, molecular biological, and biophysical techniques.
Molecular Programming and Synthetic Biology
Network Biology, Genomics, and Computational Biology
Systems Development Biology