Cellular Signalling

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One of the greatest biologists of the twentieth century, the Nobelist Sydney Brenner, has pointed out that the complexity of cellular processes and the amount of information being collected on these processes demands the application of suitable mathematical techniques.

These are needed to both manage the data and allow development of hypotheses and models to guide further research. Techniques such as mass spectroscopy and yeast-two hybrid have greatly increased our knowledge of protein networks and the relationship of these to the genome and its DNA networks.

The Centre for Mathematical Biology carries out such a research program on these networks as they guide cells, such as neurons and blood cells, in interactions with their environments.