Photographer's Note

Computational and Systems Biology

The tubular turret that is today in the center of my presentation adorns the bronze-coloured shiny building of the “MIT Computational and Systems Biology”, part of the Stata Center.

Here the unorthodox appearance of Frank Gehry's design may be symbolic for the interesting but for most of our incomprehensible field of Computational and Systems Biology.

The institute gives the following description: “The field of computational and systems biology represents a synthesis of ideas and approaches from the life sciences, physical sciences, computer science, and engineering. Recent advances in biology, including the human genome project and massively parallel approaches to probing biological samples, have created new opportunities to understand biological problems from a systems perspective. ”

I could not find out the function of this conical tower. It could be a skylight or part of the climate control system.
In any case, an intriguing shape between the multitude of other shapes.
In this presentation it is photographed from three different sides.

■ Picture 1: ◄ West Side ►

■ Picture 2: ◄ South Side ►

■ Picture 3: ◄ East Side ►

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