# Getting Started¶

## Introduction¶

This section will give a quick outline of the design of ssbio and the scientific topics behind it.

## The basics¶

ssbio was developed with simplicity in mind, and also as a direct extension of COBRApy. Furthermore, we didn’t want to reinvent the wheel wherever possible, and thus Biopython classes and modules are used wherever possible.

## Structural biology¶

This section will give a very brief background on some structural biology topics.

## Systems biology¶

This section will give a very brief background on some systems biology topics.

### COBRA models & COBRApy¶

COBRA models & COBRApy