npj Systems Biology and Applications is part of the Nature Partner Journals series and is co-owned by Nature Research and the Systems Biology Institute.
The Systems Biology Institute (SBI) is a non-profit private research institution established in 2000 with the aim of promoting systems biology research and its application to medicine and global sustainability. SBI focuses on rapid translation of basic research to practical outcomes including drug discovery, biomarker identification, medical decision making, healthcare applications, global sustainability, and a range of technology solutions supporting the field.
SBI has been working closely with academic institutions around the globe as well as numerous pharmaceutical companies, technology providers and biotechs in order to fast track basic science into reality. SBI played a pivotal role in launching the International Conference on Systems Biology (ICSB), the main conference in the field initially organized by SBI and the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), in SBML and SBGN community building, and in the creation of the International Society for Systems Biology (ISSB).
SBI has established its first overseas node in Melbourne, Australia in 2012 as a part of EMBL Australia, based at the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) of Monash University. SBI has recently signed a research collaboration agreement with Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) for joint operations in Singapore, forming a network of excellence in Asia-Pacific region.