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

Methods Edit

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:

Topics and motifs Edit

Topics of systems theory with biological relevance are:

Applications Edit

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.