Modelling biological complexity: a physical scientist's perspective.

  title={Modelling biological complexity: a physical scientist's perspective.},
  author={Peter V. Coveney and Philip W Fowler},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society, Interface},
  volume={2 4},
We discuss the modern approaches of complexity and self-organization to understanding dynamical systems and how these concepts can inform current interest in systems biology. From the perspective of a physical scientist, it is especially interesting to examine how the differing weights given to philosophies of science in the physical and biological sciences impact the application of the study of complexity. We briefly describe how the dynamics of the heart and circadian rhythms, canonical… CONTINUE READING
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