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Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling: ensuring continued growth and future leadership

Hiroshi Nishiura1*, Edward A Rietman2 and Rongling Wu34

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, Hongo 7-3-1, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

2 Center of Cancer Systems Biology, GeneSys Research Institute, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston 02142, USA

3 Department of Statistics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

4 Center for Statistical Genetics, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, PA 10733, USA

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Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling 2013, 10:43  doi:10.1186/1742-4682-10-43

Published: 11 July 2013


Theoretical biology encompasses a broad range of biological disciplines ranging from mathematical biology and biomathematics to philosophy of biology. Adopting a broad definition of "biology", Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling, an open access journal, considers original research studies that focus on theoretical ideas and models associated with developments in biology and medicine.