The discovery of the laws governing the structure and dynamics of complex systems is one of the greatest challenges of modern science. These systems are characterized by the presence of different levels of self-organization, each of them determining the behavior of the next. The most important property of complex systems is the impossibility to predict their overall behavior from the knowledge of their individual properties or as if they were isolated system’s components. Understanding and predicting the behavior of these systems is of great importance in Biology since any living system is the result of the complex interaction between their fundamental components.
The Science of Complex Systems not only provides a way to answer open questions, but also promotes a new language and the introduction of concepts of great importance for the future. Read More