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Titles for many of many of them (or embracing projects) highlight they implication to virtual world: virtual cell, virtual liver, virtual physiological rat, virtual physiological human[…], virtual patient, etc. Whether we can try to cover all these projects by one term? Yes, virtual biology is a good candidate for this purpose.
Whether we can try to cover all these projects by one term? Yes, virtual biology is a good candidate for this purpose.
So here we introduce the concept of virtual biology:
Virtual biology is generalization for systems -ology approaches related with mathematical models in biology and medicine: systems biology, systems physiology, systems medicine and systems pharmacology.
It's ultimate goal is building of virtual world inhabited with mathematical models providing precise portate modeling of biochemistry and physiology of living organisms of real world.
P.S. Current definition of scope of virtual biology does not include mental/cognitive functions. However the definition can be refined to cover these fields also, if it will be a result of the community process.
To define precise meaning of virtual biology we have developed these top level ontology using MediaWiki technology. Wiki technology allows a community to refine and maintain the ontology to represent a consensus view.
This page is the start page for virtual biology ontology.
Virtual biology ontology consists of from following top-level categories:
1. virtual biology is generalisation (or) umbrella for systems ology sciences.
2. virtual biology uses virtual biology ontologies
3. virtual biology uses virtual biology methods
4. virtual biology uses virtual biology standards
5. virtual biology uses virtual biology software
6. virtual biology has virtual biology projects
7. virtual biology has model repositories