About this series
SpringerBriefs in Systems Biology is an exciting new series of concise publications of cutting-edge research and practical applications in Systems Biology. Systems Biology is the study of the complex interactions between the components of biological systems (genes, proteins, mechanisms, etc), and how these interactions give rise to the function and behavior of that system. The structure and dynamics of cellular and organismal function are examined as a whole, rather than as isolated parts. The interaction of these parts gives rise to new properties and functions which are called “emergent properties".