The working group Microbial Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology (MSB2) would like to enable interaction between all active in both fields:
“Systems Biology” aims at the unravelling and understanding of complex biological systems, and typically involves modeling, exploration and integration of genomics data at various cellular levels, for example ranging from sequencing, mRNA, protein, metabolite data to imaging and text-mining.’ We envision a close interaction with DTL - the Dutch Tech Center for Life Sciences, www.dtls.nl.
“Synthetic Biology” is often defined as (i) the design and construction of new biological parts, devices, and systems, and (ii) the re-design of existing, natural biological systems for useful purposes.
Application areas range from pharmaceuticals to bio-based chemicals and fuels. In MSB2, developments come both from a theoretical and practical direction. We aim at enabling the interaction between molecular biologist, fermentation specialists, mathematicians, bioinformaticians and physicists across the Netherlands. Exchange of knowledge, software and methods is very relevant.