About Us

In BioNumbers we aim to enable you to find in one minute any useful molecular biology number that can be important for your research. BioNumbers currently attracts >3000 visitors a month from over 50 countries.

To cite BioNumbers please refer to: Milo et al. Nucl. Acids Res. (2010) 38 (suppl 1): D750-D753. When using a specific entry from the database it is highly recommended that you also specify the BioNumbers 6 digit ID, e.g. "BNID 100986, Milo et al 2010".

The BioNumbers database started in 2007 by Ron Milo, Paul Jorgensen and Mike Springer while sharing a bay at the Systems Biology department in Harvard. It was inspired by a table comparing values of key properties in bacteria, yeast and a mammalian cell line in Uri Alon’s book – Introduction to systems biology and by the CyberCell Project .

BioNumbers is coordinated and developed at the Milo lab in the Weizmann Institute in Israel. Feel free to write us a note at BioNumbers@gmail.com. The current database format was designed and implemented by Griffin Weber at Harvard. The full version was programmed and is being developed by Zaztech and ProperDev. The BioNumbers logo was designed by Ricardo Vidal.

It is our hope that the database will facilitate quantitative analysis and reasoning in a field of research where numbers tend to be “soft” and difficult to vouch for. Financial as well as moral support for the effort is being given by the Systems biology department in Harvard and by the Weizmann Institute.