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Systems Biology and ontology, a promising combination? (Vincent Henry)

We are pleased to announce the organization of a discussion group, presented by Vincent Henry, on the theme Systems Biology and ontology, a promising combination?, on Tuesday, November 13, from noon to 2 pm.

Event location: Room 304 – Tower 65 – 3rd Floor – Institute Intelligent Systems and Robotics (ISIR) on the Jussieu Campus of Sorbonne University.

To register :  https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-biologie-des-systemes-et-ontologie-une-combinaison-prometteuse-vincent-henry-50911049319.


Knowledge and systems engineering have been integrated into the field of Biology. On the one hand, knowledge-bases allow to centralize current knowledge. Supported by the expressivity of the description logic, ontologies offer strong knowledge models based on graphs. Moreover, in association with automatic reasoning algorithms, it ensures the coherence and the automatic enrichment of integrated and connected knowledge. On the other hand, the systems biology provides a global approach of biological processes already understood and modeled. The systems approach aims at integrating different levels of information and highlighting their interaction within the system. The design of knowledge models combining the ontology formalism and the systemic approach seems promising for the representation of knowledge in Biology. Through some examples, we will present the advantages of ontological models designed with a systemic approach in the context of the management and formalization of knowledge and of the integration of data in Biology.