Information Processing and Biological Systems

  • Samuli Niiranen
  • Andre Ribeiro

Part of the Intelligent Systems Reference Library book series (ISRL, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
  2. Samuli Niiranen, Andre Ribeiro
    Pages 1-7
  3. Christian Jacob, Vladimir Sarpe, Carey Gingras, Rolando Pajon Feyt
    Pages 29-64
  4. Fred G. Biddle, Brenda A. Eales
    Pages 65-87
  5. Daniel A. Charlebois, Theodore J. Perkins, Mads Kaern
    Pages 89-112
  6. Jorge G. T. Zañudo, Maximino Aldana, Gustavo Martínez-Mekler
    Pages 113-151
  7. Juha Kesseli, Lauri Hahne, Olli Yli-Harja, Ilya Shmulevich, Matti Nykter
    Pages 153-178
  8. Andre S. Ribeiro, Jason Lloyd-Price
    Pages 195-217
  9. Samuli Niiranen, Jari Yli-Hietanen, Olli Yli-Harja
    Pages 219-228
  10. Back Matter

About this book


Living beings require constant information processing for survival. In cells, information is being processed and propagated at various levels, from the gene regulatory network to chemical pathways, to the interaction with the environment. How this is achieved and how information is coded is still poorly understood. For example, what a cell interprets as information in the temporal level of an mRNA and what is interpreted as noise remains an open question. Recently, information theoretical methods and other tools, developed in the context of engineering and natural sciences, have been applied to study diverse biological processes. This book covers the latest findings on how information is processed in various biological processes, ranging from information processing and propagation in gene regulatory networks to information processing in natural language. An overview is presented of the state-of-the-art in information processing in biological systems and the opinion of current leaders in this research field on future research directions.


Biological Networks Cognitive Architectures Cognitive Science Computational Biology Computational Intelligence Evolutionary Computing Information Processing Systems Biology

Editors and affiliations

  • Samuli Niiranen
    • 1
  • Andre Ribeiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Signal Processing Tampere University of TechnologyTampereFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19620-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19621-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1868-4394
  • Series Online ISSN 1868-4408
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