Book Chapter The present and the future perspectives of biological network inference


Biological network inference is based on a series of studies and computational approaches to the deduction of the connectivity of chemical species, the reaction pathway, and the reaction kinetics of complex reaction systems from experimental measurements. Inference for network structure and reaction kinetics parameters governing the dynamics of a biological system is currently an active area of research. In the era of post-genomic biology, it is a common opinion among scientists that living systems (cells, tissues, organs and organisms) can be understood in terms of their network structure as well as in term of the evolution in time of this network structure. In this chapter, the authors make a survey of the recent methodologies proposed for the structure inference and for the parameter estimation of a system of interacting biological entities. Furthermore, they present the recent works of the authors about model identification and calibration.

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P. Lecca,  A. Palmisano