Systems Biology lies at the interface between biology and the mathematics of dynamical systems. At the Hamilton Institute our skills are in the analysis of dynamical systems, control engineering, applied mathematics and computing. We use this to pursue a systems approach to biology in collaboration with biologist and biochemists both locally and internationally.
An overriding theme is to contribute to a systems understanding of neurodegeneration. In this context, and as described in the Research section of this site, our work can be divided into two fundamental research areas:
- the theory of Systems Biology
- the extraction of mathematical models from bioimages
Our main application area is in The Systems of Parkinson's Disease, in which we use the theory and methods of systems biology to build models and analyse the elements of this disease.