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Systems BiologyThe goal of systems biology is to describe the dynamic processes of life and of biological systems using mathematical models. In line with the foundation of the new Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS) we have compiled some background information about systems biology for you: To the systems biology feature.
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Like cardiovascular diseases and cancer, diabetes is one of the most widespread diseases of modern societies. The current German Health Report Diabetes presumes the number of afflicted individuals in Germany alone to be 6.7 million people, of which two million have not been diagnosed with the disease yet. In an early type 2 diabetes disease, the regulation of the glucose balance by…
Cancer diseases are some of the most common causes of death throughout the world, and they are still gaining in significance as the average general population gets older. However, we still do not have a satisfactory therapy for many types of tumours. One extremely promising approach is to involve the immune system in the control of the tumour. Scientists from the HZI use Salmonella…
Together we are stronger! This motto might aptly express the motivation of three extramural institutes, the Technische Universität and the DZIF research association, all engaged in top research recognised around the world, joining forces to be able to utilise the synergies from their cumulative expertise in research. This application-focussed research is needed, for example because…
To study bacteria from a specific habitat, one used to have to culture them in the laboratory. The cultures grown in the laboratory were then analysed and identified. The progress of molecular genetic methods has led to the development of metagenomic methods, which enable the study of the great diversity of microbes for which cultivation conditions are unknown.
"We at the HZI are extending a warm welcome to Silke Tannapfel as we are looking forward to a good and successful collaboration.“
Dirk Heinz, Scientific Director of the HZI
Raised in Nienburg/Weser, Silke Tannapfel studied law at the University of Göttingen and Science Management at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer.
Then she was head of the…