The CSBC will employ computational modeling and experimental validation cycles spanning multiple levels of complexity including cell lines, mouse models and patients with the goal to deliver improved diagnostic tools to enable tailored cancer therapy.

The CSBC is funded by NWO as center for systems biology research. Other partners are the Centre for Systems Biology and Bioenergetics at the (CSBC) from Radboud University and Nijmegen Medical Centre and the Systems Biology Centre for Energy Metabolism and Aging from the  University Medical Center Groningen