Christian Spieth, Felix Streichert, Nora Speer, and Andreas Zell

Inferring Regulatory Systems with Noisy Pathway Information

Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB 2005)


With increasing number of pathways available in public databases, the process of inferring gene regulatory networks becomes more and more feasible. The major problem of most of these pathways is that they are very often faulty or describe only parts of a regulatory system due to limitations of the experimental techniques or due to a focus specifically only on a subnetwork of a larger process. To address this issue, we propose a new multi-objective evolutionary algorithm in this paper, which infers gene regulatory systems from experimental microarray data by incorporating known pathways from publicly available databases. These pathways are used as an initial template for creating suitable models of the regulatory network and are then refined by the algorithm. With this approach, we were able to infer regulatory systems with incorporation of pathway information that is incomplete or even faulty.




    author = {Christian Spieth and Felix Streichert and Nora Speer and Andreas Zell},
    title = {Inferring Regulatory Systems with Noisy Pathway Information},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the German Conference on Bioinformatics (GCB 2005)},
    year = {2005},
    volume = {P-71},
    series = {LNI},
    pages = {193-203},