A Nobel Prize-winning Biologist Shares His Skepticism about Systems Biology

At this year's Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau, Germany, scientist Tim Hunt shares insights with aspiring student scientists. Shoes not required.


Roland Pache is trying to understand complex biological interactions using computer algorithms to hunt for patterns in vast swathes of data. Undergraduate Sophia Hsing-Jung Li is excited by this new field of "systems biology."  In this film they meet Tim Hunt, whose prizewinning work on the cell cycle and current research on cancer centres on the behaviour of individual molecules. Will Tim share the students’ enthusiasm for systems biology?

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