Biomedical Cybernetics

Systems theory is the branch of general cybernetics that deals with temporal and spatial dynamics of information processing structures in complex systems.


In general, methods of systems theory consist in mathematical (analytical) description and in silico modelling.

Mathematical approaches for describing the relation among structure and behaviour of information processing structures cover:

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Topics of systems theory with biological relevance are:


Application of biological systems theory to metabolism is referred to as systems biology (systeomics), its specialisation to regulatory processes in metabolism as metabolic control analysis.