Systems Biology Ireland
Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) is an initiative between REMEDI and University College Dublin (UCD). SBI will ultimately be located between the Charles Institute of Dermatology based on the Belfield campus of UCD and REMEDI at NUI Galway.
(SBI) is a Science Foundation Ireland CSET (Centre for Science, Engineering and Technology) that was established in 2009. CSETs are centres of excellence designed to help link scientists and engineers in partnerships across academia and industry to address crucial research questions.
Systems biology is a multidisciplinary biology-based scientific field that focuses on the characterisation and mapping of the interactions between the various elements of a biological system. It promises to unravel the complexity of the cell through the use of models that predict biological behaviour. SBI is building the foundations of the science through the development of platforms and expertise in systems biology by focusing on defined scientific projects. In order to achieve a systems level understanding, the conceptual framework to rationalise complex biological relationships is being derived from mathematical modelling.
Systems Biology Ireland seeks to become the bridge between the observation and rational exploitation of biological phenomena. We aim to act as a catalyst for innovative science and technology at the interface between modern biology and computational/mathematical science, and to focus on the development of concepts while actively promoting translation and application through collaborations with industry. It is our intention that our research outputs will positively impact on Irish scientific culture and will foster the development of new and existing Irish-based technology companies. We aim to attract industry that could make a significant contribution to Ireland and its economy, and expand educational and career opportunities in Ireland within the fields of science and engineering.
For more information, visit http://www.ucd.ie/sbi/