Jo Donaghy will be leading the session which will be based on a draft chapter of her thesis on the history and philosophy of the systems biology of metabolism. This draft can be obtained by emailing Jim Lowe at jwel201 [at] ex.ac.uk. As this is a work in progress, please do not pass it on without Jo’s express permission.
The work provides an examination of the relationship between mathematical models and theories. It is supported by a historical analysis of the development of ‘metabolic control analysis’ in the early 1970’s, an important instance of the introduction of mathematical models and systems perspectives into research on metabolism. Jo looks forward to discussion and feedback on any aspect of presentation and content.
For further information about this session or BIG in general, please contact me at the above email address and/or Sabina Leonelli at S.Leonelli [at] exeter.ac.uk