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Using A Computational Approach to Study the History of Systems Biology: From Systems to Biology, 1992-2013


Abstract Systems biology studies complex biological systems. It is an interdisciplinary field, with biologists working with non-biologists such as computer scientists, engineers, chemists, and mathematicians to address research problems applying systems’ perspectives. How these different researchers and their disciplines differently contributed to the advancement of this field over time is a question worth examining. Did systems biology become a systems-oriented science or a biology-oriented science from 1992 to 2013?

This project utilized computational tools to analyze large data sets and interpreted the results from historical and philosophical perspectives. Tools deployed were derived from scientometrics, corpus linguistics, text-based analysis,... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Zou, Yawen (Author) / Laubichler, Manfred (Advisor) / Maienschein, Jane (Advisor) / Creath, Richard (Committee member) / Ellison, Karin (Committee member) / Newfeld, Stuart (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Science history / Philosophy of science / Biology / History of science / Scientometrics / Systems biology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 222 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Biology 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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