Kercel – chapters in “Systems Biology: Principles, Methods and Concepts”

From an October 2006 post by Steve Kercel on the ROSEN-L discussion list: Many of the issues that you have been discussing are addressed in Systems Biology: Principles, Methods, and Concepts edited by Andrzej Konopka, ISBN: 0824725204 published by CRC. …. I have two chapters in the book. One discusses … Continue reading

Hofmeyr – chapter in “Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations”

From a March post by Jannie Hofmeyr on the ROSEN discussion list: Yesterday a new book entitled “Systems Biology: Philosophical Foundations” was published by Elsevier. In it I have a chapter entitled “The biochemical factory that autonomously fabricates itself: A systems-biological view of the living cell” which was inspired mainly by … Continue reading

Louie paper in MIT Press Artificial Life journal

MIT Press’ Artificial Life journal announces it will publish Aloisius Louie’s rebuttal paper,”A Living System Must Have Noncomputable Models“, to the 2006 Chu-Ho paper “A Category Theoretical Argument against the Possibility of Artificial Life: Robert Rosen’s Central Proof Revisited” (see this post) in the forthcoming Volume 13, Issue 3, Summer … Continue reading

Cull – The mathematical biophysics of Nicolas Rashevsky

Paul Cull has a paper entitled “The mathematical biophysics of Nicolas Rashevsky” in the journal BioSystems, Volume 88, Issue 3, April 2007, Pages 178-184. Link: doi:10.1016/j.biosystems.2006.11.003  Abstract: N. Rashevsky (1899–1972) was one of the pioneers in the application of mathematics to biology. With the slogan:           mathematical biophysics : biology :: mathematical … Continue reading

Wolkenhauer and Hofmeyr paper in JTB

A new paper by Olaf Wolkenhauer and Jannie Hofmeyr, entitled “An abstract cell model that describes the self-organization of cell function in living systems“, appears in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, Volume 246, Issue 3, 7 June 2007, Pages 461-476 . Link: doi:10.1016/j.jtbi.2007.01.005  Preprint: Abstract: The principal aim of systems … Continue reading