Theoretical Biology

Research topic:
(1) Gene regulation networks:
     Working principles of gene regulation systems; new modes of gene regulation.

(2) Design and construction of artificial gene circuits:
     Gene circuits with specific functions and properties; dynamics of gene circuits and
     theory of gene regulation modes.

(3) Molecular evolution:
     Evolution of the protein-binding DNA motifs; methodology of combining
     bioinformatics and statistical physics on universal laws.

(4) Metabolic networks:
     Reconstruction of metabolic network from large scale genome and protein  
     interaction data; regulation strategy of biological metabolism.

(5) Effects of noise on gene regulation processes

Researchers:  Zhong-can Ouyang