Andrzej Mizera

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BACKGROUND A central goal of molecular biology is to understand the regulatory mechanisms of gene transcription and protein synthesis. Because of their solid basis in statistics, allowing to deal with the stochastic aspects of gene expressions and noisy measurements in a natural way, Bayesian networks appear attractive in the field of inferring gene(More)
Probabilistic Boolean network (PBN) modelling is a semi-quantitative approach widely used for the study of the topology and dynamic aspects of biological systems. The combined use of rule-based representation and probability makes PBN appealing for large-scale modelling of biological networks where degrees of uncertainty need to be considered. A(More)
The heat shock response is a primordial defense mechanism against cell stress and protein misfolding. It proceeds with the minimum number of mechanisms that any regulatory network must include, a stress-induced activation and a feedback regulation, and can thus be regarded as the archetype for a cellular regulatory process. We propose here a simple(More)
BACKGROUND There exist several computational tools which allow for the optimisation and inference of biological networks using a Boolean formalism. Nevertheless, the results from such tools yield only limited quantitative insights into the complexity of biological systems because of the inherited qualitative nature of Boolean networks. RESULTS We(More)
Probabilistic Boolean networks (PBNs) is a well-established computational framework for modelling biological systems. The steady-state dynamics of PBNs is of crucial importance in the study of such systems. However, for large PBNs, which often arise in systems biology, obtaining the steady-state distribution poses a significant challenge. In fact,(More)
We present ASSA-PBN, a tool for approximate steady-state analysis of large probabilistic Boolean networks (PBNs). ASSA-PBN contains a construc-tor, a simulator, and an analyser which can approximately compute the steady-state probabilities of PBNs. For large PBNs, such approximate analysis is the only viable way to study their long-run behaviours.(More)
Model refinement is an important aspect of the model-building process. It can be described as a procedure which, starting from an abstract model of a system, performs a number of refinement steps in result of which a more detailed model is obtained. At the same time, in order to be correct, the refinement mechanism has to be capable of preserving already(More)
The heat shock response (HSR) is a highly evolutionarily conserved defence mechanism allowing the cell to promptly react to elevated temperature conditions and other forms of stress. It has been subject to intense research for at least two main reasons. First, it is considered a promising candidate for deciphering the engineering principles underlying(More)
Probabilistic Boolean networks (PBNs) is a widely used computational framework for modelling biological systems. The steady-state dynamics of PBNs is of special interest in the analysis of biological machinery. However, obtaining the steady-state distributions for such systems poses a significant challenge due to the state space explosion problem which(More)