Developmental Biology journal, is pleased to announce the preparation of Special Issue “Systems Biology of Pattern Formation in Development”.
Pattern formation in development is one of the earliest fields to use mathematical modeling in biology. Pioneering works of Alan Turing and Hans Meinhardt on reaction-diffusion models are prominent examples. These early efforts remained for a long time only curious hypotheses. However, modern molecular, imaging and computational techniques created a new wave of interest in understanding embryonic patterning using a Systems Biology approach (i.e. combining experiment with modeling). The aim of this Special Issue is to present and survey recent advances in the field of Systems Biology of Pattern Formation. The main focus of the Issue will be patterning at the gene expression level, but we also welcome works on morphogenesis