Within the last decade, technological advances have made possible an extensive analysis of a living cell: From its genes and catalytic enzymes to its network of biochemical metabolites and reactions. Mathematical models integrating these data are laying the foundation for predictive models that may take biomedicine and biotechnological industry to a new level.


The central management of SINTEF has decided that Life Science should be a  concerted initiativ in SINTEF in the period 2007-2011. Systems biology was from the 1st of January 2008 established as the first generic technology platform with the main title "A systems biological approach to the understanding of microbial processes in biofilms"Pseudomonas aeruginosa has been chosen as a model organism.


The copepod by the Norwegian name "Raudåte" (Calanus finmarchicus) is an ecologically important species in the Norwegian and Barets Sea. In the food chain it is located between algea and fish, hence the species is a key species regarding energy transfer between primary producers and commericial fish species. Of the coast of Norway it periodically constitutes 90% of standig stock of zooplankton.