An Introduction to Systems Biology : Design Principles of Biological Circuits

An Introduction to Systems Biology : Design Principles of Biological Circuits

Book Title: An Introduction to Systems Biology : Design Principles of Biological Circuits

Author: Martin A. Nowak

Format: Paperback | 320 pages

Publication Date: 07 Jul 2006

ISBN-13: 9781584886426

Thorough and accessible, this book presents the design principles of biological systems, and highlights the recurring circuit elements that make up biological networks. It provides a simple mathematical framework which can be used to understand and even design biological circuits. The textavoids specialist terms, focusing instead on several well-studied biological systems that concisely demonstrate key principles. An Introduction to Systems Biology: Design Principles of Biological Circuits builds a solid foundation for the intuitive understanding of general principles. It encourages the reader to ask why a system is designed in a particular way and then proceeds to answer with simplified models.