Systems biology has experienced dramatic growth in the number, size, and complexity of computational models. To reproduce simulation results and reuse models, researchers must exchange unambiguous model descriptions. We review the latest edition of the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), a format designed for this purpose. A community of modelers and software authors developed SBML Level 3 over the past decade. Its modular form consists of a core suited to representing reaction-based models and packages that extend the core with features suited to other model types including constraint-based models, reaction-diffusion models, logical network models, and rule-based models. The format leverages two decades of SBML and a rich software ecosystem that transformed how systems biologists build and interact with models. More recently, the rise of multiscale models of whole cells and organs, and new data sources such as single-cell measurements and live imaging, has precipitated new ways of integrating data with models. We provide our perspectives on the challenges presented by these developments and how SBML Level 3 provides the foundation needed to support this evolution.

Keating, S., Waltemath, D., König, M., Zhang, F., Dräger, A., Chaouiya, C., et al. (2020). SBML Level 3: an extensible format for the exchange and reuse of biological models. MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, 16(8) [10.15252/msb.20199110].

SBML Level 3: an extensible format for the exchange and reuse of biological models

Antoniotti, M;
2020

Abstract

Systems biology has experienced dramatic growth in the number, size, and complexity of computational models. To reproduce simulation results and reuse models, researchers must exchange unambiguous model descriptions. We review the latest edition of the Systems Biology Markup Language (SBML), a format designed for this purpose. A community of modelers and software authors developed SBML Level 3 over the past decade. Its modular form consists of a core suited to representing reaction-based models and packages that extend the core with features suited to other model types including constraint-based models, reaction-diffusion models, logical network models, and rule-based models. The format leverages two decades of SBML and a rich software ecosystem that transformed how systems biologists build and interact with models. More recently, the rise of multiscale models of whole cells and organs, and new data sources such as single-cell measurements and live imaging, has precipitated new ways of integrating data with models. We provide our perspectives on the challenges presented by these developments and how SBML Level 3 provides the foundation needed to support this evolution.
Articolo in rivista - Review Essay
computational modeling; file format; interoperability; reproducibility; systems biology
English
2020
16
8
e9110
none
Keating, S., Waltemath, D., König, M., Zhang, F., Dräger, A., Chaouiya, C., et al. (2020). SBML Level 3: an extensible format for the exchange and reuse of biological models. MOLECULAR SYSTEMS BIOLOGY, 16(8) [10.15252/msb.20199110].
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