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Computation in Cells and Tissues

Perspectives and Tools of Thought

  • Ray Paton
  • Hamid Bolouri
  • Mike Holcombe
  • J. Howard Parish
  • Richard Tateson

Part of the Natural Computing Series book series (NCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. R. Tateson
    Pages 9-26
  3. L. Bull, A. Tomlinson
    Pages 27-50
  4. J. Timmis, T. Knight, L. N. de Castro, E. Hart
    Pages 51-91
  5. C. J. McNeil, K. J. Snowdon
    Pages 117-124
  6. S. B. Nagl, J. H. Parish, R. C. Paton, G. J. Warner
    Pages 125-148
  7. M. Schilstra, H. Bolouri
    Pages 149-159
  8. R. Gregory, R. Paton, J. Saunders, Q. H. Wu
    Pages 161-184
  9. D. J. MacGregor, G. Leng, D. Brown
    Pages 227-249
  10. M. Holcombe
    Pages 251-268
  11. P. Sant, M. Amos
    Pages 269-276
  12. M. J. Fisher, G. Malcolm, R. C. Paton
    Pages 277-288
  13. R. Brown, R. Paton, T. Porter
    Pages 289-303
  14. O. Wolkenhauer, W. Kolch, K.-H. Cho
    Pages 305-325
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 337-345

About this book


This book deals with key issues in the emerging interdisciplinary area involving cellular systems, computational modelling, and biologically inspired computing. This highly multidisciplinary book offers a unique blend of topical contributions that are written by biologists, computer scientists and mathematicians with non-expert readers in mind. It reflects important trends and developments in this exciting field of science.

The volume can serve as a textbook and reference book for advanced students and computer scientists, biologists, and mathematicians.









BioComputing CytoComputation Emerging computing paradigms Immune System agents biologically inspired communication cybernetics genome learning machine learning model modeling network neural networks

Editors and affiliations

  • Ray Paton
  • Hamid Bolouri
    • 1
  • Mike Holcombe
    • 2
  • J. Howard Parish
    • 3
  • Richard Tateson
    • 4
  1. 1.Institute for Systems BiologySeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of SheffieldSheffieldUK
  3. 3.School of Biochemestry and Molecular BiologyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  4. 4.Future Technologies Group, Intelligent Systems LabBTexact TechnologiesIpswichUK

About the editors

Ray Paton trained originally as a biologist and for the last 12 years has worked in Computer Science. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in Dept Computer Science, University of Liverpool. He was the director of the CytoCom project on which this book is based.

Hamid Bolouri, PhD Microelectronics , Brunel Univ. 1990 Currently Professor of Computational Biology, Inst. for Systems Biology , Seattle, WA98103

Mike Holcombe is a Professor of Computer Science, University of Sheffield.

Howard Parish is a Senior Lecturer in the Biochemistry.

Richard Tateson has worked on nature-inspired computation at BTexact since 1997, applying ideas from cell biology, developmental biology and evolution to problems in telecommunications. Prior to that he was at Cambridge University doing a BA in biochemistry and a PhD in developmental biology.

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From the reviews:

"This book provides a particularly rich source of insights into the future of computing, and of new notions of computation. This multi-disciplinary book brings together biologists, biochemists, bioinformaticians … who offer their insights into the paradigms emerging from modern biology. It contains 17 essays, for an audience of researchers working in biological information processing." (W. Richard Stark, Computing Reviews, February, 2005)