Working group: "Computational Biology"

2011, the 1st of March

Alessandro Romanel

Title: A Language For Systems Biology.


Systems biology investigates the interactions and relationships among the components of biological systems to understand how they globally work. The metaphor ''cells as computations'' opened the realm of biological modelling to concurrent languages.

In this talk we present BlenX, a language based on the process calculi paradigm and specifically designed to model signalling networks. We will describe the features of the language, its supporting tools and show some applications on real case studies.