EU funded project of several partners that aims to gain a better understanding of leaf growth and regulation. The project ended in April 2012.
From the website: CSBC has particular strengths in bioinformatics and computer/mathematical modelling, in transcriptomics and proteomics, and in the integration and analysis of large data sets. CSBC aims to translate state-of-the-art systems biology techniques being developed using model organisms to applications in plant science and medicine. CSBC hosts visiting researchers from across the university and the world and provides a friendly, dynamic, and highly interactive environment in which they can successfully pursue their research goals.
From the website: CISBAN is a multidisciplinary research centre within Newcastle University. It is particularly closely associated with the Institute for Ageing and Health, but its staff members come mainly from the Faculty of Medical Sciences, the School of Computing Science and the School of Mathematics and Statistics. CISBAN's aim is to advance understanding of the complex mechanisms underpinning the ageing process and of how these are affected by nutrition, through the field of research known as systems biology.
From the website: CISBIO is part of the Institute of Systems and Synthetic Biology (IoSSB) which acts as the overarching strategic body for all Systems and Synthetic Biology activities at Imperial College.
CISBIO brings together scientists from a wide range of different fields to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to understanding biological problems. A key component of the interdisciplinary strategy is a repeated cycle of experimentation and modelling.
From the website: CoMPLEX is UCL’s centre for interdisciplinary research in the medical and life sciences. It brings together life and medical scientists with mathematicians, physical scientists, computer scientists and engineers to tackle the challenges arising from complexity in biology and medicine.
From the website: The Centre for Plant Integrative Biology at the University of Nottingham is a systems biology research centre focussing on mathematical and computational modelling of plants.
CPIB brings together an interdisciplinary team to produce, test and refine multi-cell, multiscale models incorporating molecular networks, 3D geometry, and mechanics.
From the website: ISB pioneered systems biology, which harnesses and integrates the respective insights of biologists, geneticists, computer scientists, chemists, engineers, mathematicians, immunologists and others to answer some of society's most challenging questions related to health and the environment. Since 2000, ISB has grown to more than 240 staffers, which includes 11 faculty members and laboratory groups.
The Institute of Chemical Biology (ICB)'s mission is to support and develop multidisciplinary research crossing the physical sciences-life sciences/biomedical interface. In particular we focus on the development and application of novel tools and technology for solving major problems in the life and biomedical sciences.
There is also a Doctoral Training Centre: Sponsored by the EPSRC and BBSRC, our programme will have taken on 120-140 students by 2013. These students take a 4-year programme starting with a Masters in Research degree following on with a PhD.
From the website: The MCISB is intended to provide a hub for cutting-edge systems biology research in the Manchester area, acting as a focal point for the creation of the necessary ideas and infrastructure, and for establishing new methods and routines.
From the website: We aim to develop theoretical approaches which not only address problems at specific scales, but which bridge scales in a computationally efficient and mathematically tractable way. The approaches will be applied to a range of bacterial and eukaryotic sensory signalling networks, populated with data sets at different levels of completeness. The predictive models that we develop will be used to guide experiments, the results of which will be used to refine the models.
From the website: SynthSys represents an interdisciplinary research environment with members across many Research Institutes, Colleges and Schools, including The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University and BioSS. The Centre is currently expanding its membership and now includes additional researchers leading grants in related areas.
EPSRC Doctoral Training Centre.
From the website: The Universities of Leeds and Sheffield have combined their strengths in biophysics, biochemistry and bioengineering to offer a new style PhD designed to train scientists with bachelors and masters degrees in physical sciences or engineering subjects to work effectively in this exciting area.
The Virtual Plants is an INRIA project-team, joint with CIRAD and INRA. It is located at UMR DAP, Montpellier, France. The long-term focus of the project is to study plant development and its control by genetic processes.
From the website: Our aim is to improve understanding of complex biological systems so that a broad range of biological and medical priorities, such as disease mechanisms, pharmaceutical drug discovery, drug target validation, and challenges in horticulture and agriculture, can be addressed.
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