This blog is about systems toxicology, an emerging area of computational toxicology that draws from the ideas, models and thinking of systems biology. Systems thinking, most simply, is the idea that most ‘things’, people, societies, environments etc, are in fact systems made up of connected parts; the system is unlikely to be well understood unless it is described, studied and treated as a system. Systems can show emergent properties, and can be robust to small changes; therefore understanding how to predict or intervene in systems requires a model that describes how emergent behavior arises and can show what changes will successfully produce what outcome.

The blog is run by Richard Evans.

Comments and inputs are extremely welcome either by email, details on my Brunel profile, or through this blog.


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