 
Summary: Phys 597A: Graphs and Networks in
Systems Biology
Lecturer: Réka Albert
Email: ralbert@phys.psu.edu
Office: 122 Davey Laboratory
ˇ Many complex interacting systems can be described
by networks (graphs)
ˇ Cellular interaction networks: signal transduction,
gene regulation, metabolism
ˇ Graph measures provide information on interaction
graphs
ˇ Network models explain and predict properties of
graph classes
ˇ Network topology influences network robustness and
the dynamics of flows
ˇ Dynamics of cellular networks
ˇ Modeling cellular networks
Definition of graphs (networks)Definition of graphs (networks)
Network (graph): a set of nodes connected by edges
Nodes (vertices): A, B, C...
