The Yeast Systems Biology Network: mating communities
Systems biology requires model organisms that allow detailed studies to be performed rapidly, accurately and reproducibly. Such model systems are important driving forces for elucidating the principle properties of biomolecules, for developing general concepts for the quantitative description of living cells, and for generating the computational tools for systems analyses. The yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae serves as an excellent model system. To coordinate efforts and to bring the yeast research and systems biology communities together, the Yeast Systems Biology Network has recently been started.