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System Modeling in Cellular BiologyFrom Concepts to Nuts and Bolts$
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Zoltan Szallasi, Jorg Stelling, and Vipul Periwal

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195485

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195485.001.0001

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The Role of Modeling in Systems Biology

The Role of Modeling in Systems Biology

Chapter:
(p.3) 1. The Role of Modeling in Systems Biology
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System Modeling in Cellular Biology
Author(s):

Douglas B. Kell

Joshua D. Knowles

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195485.003.0001

This chapter discusses some of the reasons for seeking to model complex cellular biological systems. It begins by presenting a philosophical overview and historical context. It then considers the purposes and implications of modeling; the different kinds of models; and sensitivity analysis.

Keywords:   cellular biological systems, modeling, sensitivity analysis, system biology

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