Dept. of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics is a part of the University of Rostock, Germany Universität Rostock

Research Projects

Image: SBGN-ED+


Promotion of the SBGN standard and extentions to SBGN-ED.

The Systems Biology Graphical Notation (SBGN) is a standard to visually represent networks and dynamical models in biology. A format to exchange these representations is SBGN-ML.

SBGN maps can be created and modified with a variety of software tools. In this project, we focus on SBGN-ED, which is a plugin to VANTED, a tool to visualise and analyse computational models in the context of experimental data.

The major goals of this BMBF e:Bio project SBGN-ED+ are:

  • to contribute to further SBGN developments, including libSBGN
  • to contribute to the development of SBGN-ED
  • to enhance the usability of SBGN-ML in related projects, e.g., to express differences in model versions through SBGN using BiVeS.

This project initially ran at the IPK Gatersleben, in the group of Prof. Falk Schreiber, from 2012 to 2014. SBGN-ED+ is continued at the Department of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics from September 2015 to December 2016.
The SBGN-ED software is available at

Research Team

Dr. Tobias Czauderna
Faculty of Information Technology
Monash University, Clayton
Prof. Falk Schreiber
Faculty of Information Technology,
Monash University,
Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF)
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