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Issue 1, 2012
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Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach

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Abstract

Many of the complex systems found in biology are comprised of numerous components, where interactions between individual agents result in the emergence of structures and function, typically in a highly dynamic manner. Often these entities have limited lifetimes but their interactions both with each other and their environment can have profound biological consequences. We will demonstrate how modelling these entities, and their interactions, can lead to a new approach to experimental biology bringing new insights and a deeper understanding of biological systems.

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The article was received on 09 May 2011, accepted on 02 Oct 2011 and first published on 03 Nov 2011


Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C1IB00042J
Citation: Integr. Biol., 2012,4, 53-64
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    Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach

    M. Holcombe, S. Adra, M. Bicak, S. Chin, S. Coakley, A. I. Graham, J. Green, C. Greenough, D. Jackson, M. Kiran, S. MacNeil, A. Maleki-Dizaji, P. McMinn, M. Pogson, R. Poole, E. Qwarnstrom, F. Ratnieks, M. D. Rolfe, R. Smallwood, T. Sun and D. Worth, Integr. Biol., 2012, 4, 53
    DOI: 10.1039/C1IB00042J

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