There is only one problem in biology: interdependence.
Biochemical signaling is a key mechanism to coordinate an organism in all aspects of its function. In multicellular organisms like the human body trillions of cells, of multiple different cell types communicate with each other by releasing a thousand types of molecules such as hormones, growth factors, cytokines, or chemokines. In our work, we intend to go beyond reductionists’ descriptions of cellular signaling systems. By using systems biology approaches, including information theory, we aim to provide understanding of how individual cells can derive distinct actions from complex signals.