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- In brief
Leader of the group Life Sciences: Gunnar Klau
We develop mathematical and computational techniques to help understand the complexity of living systems.
In the life sciences, conventional wet lab experimentation is being increasingly accompanied by mathematical and computational techniques. These so-called dry methods analyze and guide experiments, generate and test hypotheses, and thus offer novel biological insight. They will continue to impact research in biology and the medical sciences in the coming years fundamentally.
The Life Sciences group at CWI is an interdisciplinary team of mathematicians, computer scientists, theoretical biologists, and bioinformaticians performing fundamental research on algorithms, theory, models and simulations for a wide range of biological topics. Research concentrates on modeling and simulation of biological processes and the analysis of biological data using discrete algorithms.
We carry out highly interdisciplinary research and therefore maintain strong links to cooperation partners from biology and biomedicine, including the Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI) and the Free University Medical Center (VUMC) Amsterdam. CWI is also one of the four partners within the Netherlands Institute for Systems Biology (NISB) and hosts the modeling core group of the Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology (NCSB).
- Algorithmic Computational Biology
- Biomodeling and Biosystems Analysis
- Combinatorial Problems in Biology
- Scientific Computing for Systems Biology
- Statistical Modeling and Comparative Genomics
- Systems Biology of Regulatory Molecular Networks
We always welcome talented and motivated Master's students who want to do their graduation thesis work in the CWI Life Sciences group. Click here for more information.
- Vidi: Roeland Merks, Alexander Schönhuth
- Veni: Leo van Iersel, Aldemar Torres Valderrama
- Samira Jaeger (PhD student/EMBO short term fellowship programme, 19 Jan 2009 - 17 Apr 2009), Nora Toussaint (PhD student/CWI internship, 1 Sep 2009 - 1 Dec 2009), Sandro Andreotti (PhD student, FU Berlin, 12 Feb 2010 - 18 Apr 2010 and July 2011 - October 2011), Xin Wang (PhD student, University of Cambridge/UK, Cancer Research UK, October 2011), Jialu Hu (PhD student, FU Berlin, December 2011), Mathilde Le Boudic-Jamin (PhD student, INRIA Rennes, June 2012), Xin Wang (PhD student, CWI internship, University of Cambridge/UK, Cancer Research UK, October 2012-December2012), Thomas Bellitto (internship, ENS Cachan, summer 2013), Thomas Hume (Université Bordeaux I, fall 2013)
Stefan Canzar, Josephine Daub, Milan van Hoek, René van Oers, Steven Kelk, Frederik Van Parijs