The University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) is seeking applications and nominations for the position of Head, Biological Systems
Computer models of biological systems
have many uses, from predicting potential side effects of new drugs to understanding the ability of plants to adjust to climate change, said Cranos Williams, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at the university and a researcher on the project.
Developed by Henry Sodano and colleagues, it uses "shape-memory" polymers with an embedded fiber-optic network that functions as both the damage detection sensor and thermal stimulus delivery system to produce a response that mimics the advanced sensory and healing traits shown in biological systems
These will support critical information processing techniques observed in biological systems
, such as spike encoding and spike time dependent plasticity.
With the same logic, we can consider the mitochondrion, the cell, organs, and organisms as larger biological systems
with increasing complexity.
This is partly because researchers lack the necessary tools and because most biological systems
are much more complex than even the most sophisticated man-made systems.
The Nature of Biological Systems
as Revealed by Thermal Methods
The issuance of this patent significantly strengthens our intellectual property position on important fungicide target pathways and further demonstrates our ability to apply a systems biology approach to gain a more comprehensive understanding of entire biological systems
," says Keith Davis, Ph.
Nonlinear dynamic theory provides a means of describing the complex interactions of mathematical, physical, and biological systems
that exhibit nonlinear characteristics.
The goal is to better understand the interactions between DNA and proteins in these important biological systems
Through its comprehensive genomics approach, Avalon is able to pinpoint new drug targets and screen them in complex biological systems
, facilitating the identification of lead compounds.
are highly complex and their behavior can be nonlinear.