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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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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.
Modern sequencing technologies allow deciphering the entire genetic material – the genome – of a bacterium requiring only a short amount of time. This produces a huge amount of data with thousands of genes. However, the analysis of the bacterial properties encoded by these genes is time-consuming. Bioinformaticians of the Braunschweig Integrated Centre of Systems Biology (BRICS), a joint facility…
Metagenomics looks at the entirety of the genomic information of a habitat. There are various methods that can be used in investigations of this type. In fact, so many of them that it is often difficult to find the best fit for a certain analysis. For this reason, scientists of the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig, the University of Vienna and the…
Seminar: Statistical Learning with Application in R
Seminar: Algorithms in phylogenetic inference and their application