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Systems Biology

Edited by Dimitrios Vlachakis

Agricultural University of Athens

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Mathematical Representations Ecological Studies Genome-Wide Association Studies Cancer Signaling Genome analysis Mapping Analytical Modeling Continuum Modeling Computer Science Computational Theory Biotechnology Genetic Engineering

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Systems Biology is a field that has been developed very recently but is finding more and more supporters and applications. The general idea concerns the interpretation of various biological events using systems theory. The concept of the system has been used for many years by many different sciences with a strong mathematical background. Thus, the introduction of such a concept in biology has given new impetus to the understanding of various structures and functions. From the study of individual biomolecules, system biology has shifted its interest in the integrated study of biomolecules groups whose components interact synergistically for execution and integration biological functions. This book aims to integrate state of the art knowledge from such a diverse field in a comprehensive and easy to follow manner.  

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Date completed: September 12th 2018

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Expected publication date: April 21st 2019

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About the editor

Dimitrios Vlachakis

Agricultural University of Athens

Dr. Dimitrios Vlachakis is an Assistant Professor at the Genetics Laboratory at the Biotechnology Department of the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece. He leads the Genetics and Computational Biology Group and his main scientific interests revolve around the investigation of genetic polymorfisms, genetic variability in viral strains and the in silico drug design of novel antiviral and anticancer agents. To date, Dr. Vlachakis has published more than 90 original research articles in international peer-reviewed journals with impact factor, 100+ articles in international conference proceedings, 5 monograph ISBN books, 2 scientific patents and has been on the receiving end of numerous grants and awards. Since 2012 Dr. Vlachakis has been serving as the Editor in Chief and Associate Editor of relevant international journals.

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