Welcome to the new software package. After several years of
building and testing individual software modules, the time has come
assemble them into a fully functioning information infrastructure. A key property to emerge from this
new technology is a quantitative approach to biology, one that maximizes the
effectiveness of our research data in
exploring the patterns and principles basic to biological complexity.
is an Information Infrastructure for biology? It represents an unrestricted
flow of information from papers to databases to
patterns to equations to understanding. It uncovers the
collecting data with unbiased sampling methods, of detecting
biological changes accurately, and of working effectively in the
complex settings of biology.
does the current software package offer? It uses technology to
deliver a data-driven science. By translating published data from
printed to digital form, they become activated. They can make new
connections, become variables in equations, populate digital
libraries, and provoke ripples - mathematically - throughout the
biological hierarchy. Although we – as investigators –
routinely generate three basic types of data (concentrations,
amounts, and proportions), we are only beginning to understand the
central role they play in biological complexity. Such an
understanding comes with surprising ease from the infrastructure. In
effect, it shows us how to let
complexity works for us - not against us.
software package offers:
A progress report.
A complete copy of the Information Infrastructure.
New digital libraries for steady state and transitional changes.
A portfolio of worked examples for Systems Biology Two.
Updates to programs and databases.