The Challenge

Throughout life the human body integrates the function of different organs to generate dynamic and holistic responses to diverse physiological scenarios - a crucial skill for survival.

This plasticity of the human phenotype is determined by the function of multi-dimensional molecular networks (from RNA, proteins to metabolites). This is in contrast to the rather fixed primary genetic code (DNA).

Our goal is to understand these dynamic and multi-dimensional molecular code.

This knowledge will enable a radical paradigm shift: from traditional calculation of probabilities to real-life tracking of the body's responses.

The implications for our understanding of health and disease are unprecedented.

© 2019 by David Gomez Varela PhD

Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine

Goettingen, Germany

 

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