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theoretical Biology - can we predict every biological process using mathematical models? (Oct/04/2005 )


i became interested in this field when i found a paper dealing with the predictions of the possible responses of kinetics to the change in the level of a given compound in the NF-kB signaling pathway:
"Mathematical model of NF-kB regulatory module" Lipniacki T. et al. J. Theoret. Biol. 228 (2004) 195

then i found an interesting web-site giving some courses and exercises:

i would like your opinion on this subject



Theoretical biology is great. Too bad it still has to be tested on living biological organisms to verify the results


i think that theoretical biology can manage a pathway. But it will be quite impossible to reproduce a whole cell in a computer... blink.gif