Systems in Biology

The subtitle of the project is: How can early theoretical approaches contribute to current versions of Systems Biology?

In this project we aim to integrate the early system approaches of Paul A. Weiss and Ludwig von Bertalanffy with recent systems biology.


Paul Weiss worked at the Vivarium in the Vienna Prater, later called “Biologische Versuchsanstalt” (Vienna Institution for Experimental Biology). In 1945 it was destroyed. 

This research project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): P 22955-G17. Project leader is Manfred Drack.

The kick-off meeting of the project. Manfred Drack on the left.

The project ended in February 2015.

Further information can be found here.