white papers

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Biology from an engineering point of view

The article entitled “Can a biologist fix a radio?” from Lazebnik in Cancer Cell, exemplifies the difficulty to analyze and fix a system from the descriptive approach in biology. Almost 20 years after the publication of this paper, new experimental data at the single-cell level reveal a new level of variability and heterogeneity which makes the picture even more complex. Read More

Challenges, limits and opportunities in systems biology

Rather than another review of systems biology, this first paper is a personal statement of my transition from engineering to biology, two fields I am passionate about. However far apart, the two worlds have many points in common and can benefit greatly from each other. The key to success is to find the right strategy to cope with the complexity of living systems. Let’s bridge the complexity gap together. Read More