Networks: From Biology to Theory

  • Jianfeng Feng
  • Jürgen Jost
  • Minping Qian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXV
  2. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXV
    2. Andreas Dress
      Pages 3-22
    3. Fatihcan M. Atay
      Pages 23-33
    4. Jürgen Jost
      Pages 35-62
  3. Applications in Neuroscience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXV
    2. Benoit Gaillard, Jianfeng Feng, Hilary Buxton
      Pages 109-128
    3. Reinhard Eckhorn, Alexander Gail, Basim Al-Shaikhli, Andreas Bruns, Andreas Gabriel, Mirko Saam
      Pages 143-162
    4. Helge Ritter, Sebastian Weng, Jörg Ontrup, Jochen Steil
      Pages 163-185
  4. Applications in Bioinformatics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages I-XXV
    2. Sonja J. Prohaska, Axel Mosig, Peter F. Stadler
      Pages 189-216
    3. Fangting Li, Ying Lu, Tao Long, Qi Ouyang, Chao Tang
      Pages 217-227
    4. Huan Yu, Minping Qian, Minghua Deng
      Pages 229-247
    5. Xiucheng Feng, Lin Wan, Minghua Deng, Fengzhu Sun, Minping Qian
      Pages 249-269
    6. Yuping Zhang, Minping Qian
      Pages 271-290
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 309-313

About this book


During the past decades, we have witnessed the thriving development of new mathematical, computational and theoretical approaches such as bioinformatics and neuroinformatics to tackle some fundamental issues in biology. These scientific approaches focus no longer on individual units, such as nerve cells or genes, but rather on the emerging dynamic patterns of interactions between them. These concentrate on the interplay between the local dynamics and activity transmissions on one side and the global structure of the underlying connection scheme on the other hand.

In this light, the concept of a network emerges as a powerful and stimulating research paradigm in mathematics, physics and computer science, and demonstrates a very lively interaction between experimental findings, simulation studies, and theoretical investigations that then in turn lead to new experimental questions.

This volume explores this concept in full and features contributions from a truly global set of contributors, many of whom are pre-eminent in their respective fields.


Mathematica algorithms bioinformatics biology computer computer science genes genome mathematics networks patterns physiology protein simulation statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jianfeng Feng
    • 1
  • Jürgen Jost
    • 2
  • Minping Qian
    • 3
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentWarwick UniversityCoventryUK
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the SciencesLeipzigGermany
  3. 3.Centre for Theoretical BiologyPeking UniversityBeijingPR China

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