Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach

by Mike Holcombe, Salem Adra, Mesude Bicak, Shawn Chin, Simon Coakley, Alison I. Graham, Jeffrey Green, Chris Greenough, Duncan Jackson, Mariam Kiran, Sheila MacNeil, Afsaneh Maleki-Dizaji, Phil McMinn, Mark Pogson, Robert Poole, Eva Qwarnstrom, Francis Ratnieks, Matthew D. Rolfe, Rod Smallwood, Tao Sun and David Worth

Integrative Biology, 2012



Many of the complex systems found in biology are comprised of numerous components, where interactions between individual agents result in the emergence of structures and function, typically in a highly dynamic manner. Often these entities have limited lifetimes but their interactions both with each other and their environment can have profound biological consequences. We will demonstrate how modelling these entities, and their interactions, can lead to a new approach to experimental biology bringing new insights and a deeper understanding of biological systems.


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Mike Holcombe, Salem Adra, Mesude Bicak, Shawn Chin, Simon Coakley, Alison I. Graham, Jeffrey Green, Chris Greenough, Duncan Jackson, Mariam Kiran, Sheila MacNeil, Afsaneh Maleki-Dizaji, Phil McMinn, Mark Pogson, Robert Poole, Eva Qwarnstrom, Francis Ratnieks, Matthew D. Rolfe, Rod Smallwood, Tao Sun and David Worth. Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach. Integrative Biology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 53–64, 2012


Bibtex Entry
@article{Holcombe2012,
  author  = "Holcombe, Mike and Adra, Salem and Bicak, Mesude and Chin, Shawn and Coakley, Simon and Graham, Alison I. and Green, Jeffrey and Greenough, Chris and Jackson, Duncan and Kiran, Mariam and MacNeil, Sheila and Maleki-Dizaji, Afsaneh and McMinn, Phil and Pogson, Mark and Poole, Robert and Qwarnstrom, Eva and Ratnieks, Francis and Rolfe, Matthew D. and Smallwood, Rod and Sun, Tao and Worth, David",
  title   = "Modelling complex biological systems using an agent-based approach",
  journal = "Integrative Biology",
  volume  = "4",
  number  = "1",
  pages   = "53--64",
  year    = "2012"
}