Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) was established in UCD in 2009 and is a multidisciplinary centre that combines both wet lab and dry lab techniques in order to design new therapeutic approaches to disease. The centre, that accommodates over 60 researchers, specialises in cellular signal transduction investigation with a particular focus on development of new diagnostics and treatment strategies for diseases.
SBI merges predictive mathematical modelling and bioinformatics with experimental research to gain a systems level, mechanistic understanding of cellular signal transduction networks. Teaming up with clinical colleagues, this work is now spearheading the strategic programme to establish personalised medicine approaches in oncology.
In the CLARIFY project, UCD researchers at SIB are in charge of the analysis of molecular data.