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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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Submitted
09 May 2011
Accepted
02 Oct 2011
First published
03 Nov 2011

Integr. Biol., 2012,4, 53-64
Article type
Perspective

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