Collective Behavior in Systems Biology - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128171288

Collective Behavior in Systems Biology

1st Edition

A Primer on Modelling Infrastructure

Authors: Assaf Steinschneider
Paperback ISBN: 9780128171288
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 3rd November 2019
Page Count: 250
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Collective Behaviour in Systems Biology: A Primer on Modelling Infrastructure presents useful knowledge for a systematic understanding of the modeling framework in various contexts and provides insights to build models to understand biological processes. It provides a basic understanding on why and how theoretical methods work, relating both mathematics and input from biological fields in various applications. The book discusses topics such as differential equations, systems input into output, systemic processes management, optimization and organized behaviors and networks. The content is written didactically and with an emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches in order to help the reader easily apply the knowledge obtained to their research.

This book is a valuable source for several members of biomedical field who wants to learn more about mathematical and computational modelling, especially on systemic collective behavior.

Key Features

  • Presents mathematical and abstract systems methods for the study of biological cell processes in their context
  • Provides knowledge on quantitative understanding of the interplay between biological interactions and quantitatively predict experimental observations
  • Explains modeling structure for biomedical researchers who want to learn computational methods to take advantage of novel high-throughput data acquisition technologies available


Graduate students in systems biology; researchers with biological/biomedical background willing to learn computational modelling

Table of Contents

1. Change/Differential Equations
2. Consensus/Linear Algebra
3. Alternative Infrastructure /Series, Numeric Methods
4. Systems/Input into Output
5. Managing Processes/Control
6. Best Choices / Optimization
7. Chance Encounters/Random Processes
8. Organized Behavior/Networks


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About the Author

Assaf Steinschneider

Since childhood Dr. Steinschneider has been interested in general biology and chemistry, later on focusing more on plant and microbiology, genetics, and especially biochemistry. His professional education in biology is wide ranging including a BSc in organism level agriculture and a PhD in molecular biology. His practical involvement began in raising fruit crops and centred on molecular level research in various aspects of cell biology. He has taught in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses at leading research universities in the US and abroad. For many years Dr. Steinschneider has been interested in collective behaviour of cellular constituents starting with multienzyme systems, and more recently other aspects of systems biology.

Affiliations and Expertise

Retired Head of Protein Sequencing and Synthesis Laboratory, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

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