As a new science, systems biology of medicine points the way to a holistic understanding of the body. From the smallest cell to the entire organism, from the psyche to environmental influences, everything plays a role.
Using modern technology and new algorithms, systems biologists are decoding the inconceivable number of metabolic processes and behavioural patterns that make up our existence.
Peter Spork wants to know what opportunities this forward-looking science holds for each of us: Will we soon be able to control our own health and fitness, fight chronic diseases and age more slowly?
Dr. Peter Sp ork, a neurobiologist and biocyberneticist with a PhD, is the editor of the newsletter Epigenetics and the online magazine Heritage & Environment, and the author of numerous books, including Health is No Accident (2017) and Measuring Life (2021).
As part of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg.
The measurement of life
How systems biology helps us stay healthy