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Swiss Initiative in Systems Biology launches new projects
Date:5/27/2009

and valuable publications. The Federal Government had allocated a 100 Million Francs budget for investment in Systems Biology research from 2008-2011.

Members of the research initiative SystemsX.ch include the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne, the Universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich, as well as the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, the Friedrich-Miescher Institute (FMI) in Basel, and the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB).

Systems Biology aims to explain biological regulation at a cellular, tissue, organ, or whole organism level in order to understand living systems as a whole. To do this effectively, biological data needs to be collected, interpreted, and analyzed at a level above its individual role in specific cellular mechanisms, compartments, or components. The development of computer simulations of entire biological systems based on mathematical models is equally important. This allows biology and medicine to become a predictive quantitative science, which in the long term will simplify processes such as the discovery of novel and more personalized medications.


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Contact: Natalia Emery Trindade
natalia.emery@systemsx.ch
41-446-320-250
SystemsX.ch
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