The implementation of a suitable systems biology strategy and infrastructure minimally requires the following elements:
- Tight integration between experimentally accessible biological models and questions and global analysis tools;
- New technologies capable of systematic, quantitative measurements;
- High throughput platforms for the systematic collection of different types of data; and
- Computational tools for the integration of large, diverse data sets, their visualization and interpretation. Therefore, successful practice of systematic biology critically depends on the formation of integrated, interdisciplinary research teams with the expertise required for each of these elements.