VIB’s definition of integrative biology

Understanding the interplay of genes, proteins and other components - including the environmental influences from outside - in a living organism  is crucial to develop an understanding of an organism at a higher level, ultimately allowing us to transform our global understanding of plant growth and development, human health and disease. 

An Integrative Biology approach addresses the biological question(s) by integrating holistic (genome wide; omics-) approaches with in depth functional analysis and computation biology (modeling), thereby integrating wet and dry lab approaches.
This program is cofinanced by the European Commission Marie Curie FP7 People Cofund.