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WELCOME

 

 

Welcome to the new software package.  After several years of building and testing individual software modules, the time has come to 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.

What 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 importance of collecting data with unbiased sampling methods, of detecting biological changes accurately, and of working effectively in the complex settings of biology. 

What 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.

 

The 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.