- research themes
- research groups
- research staff
- In brief
In life sciences, conventional experiments are increasingly accompanied by new technologies that provide us with new insights into the complexity of living systems. At CWI an interdisciplinary research team works on the development of data analysis, modeling and simulation methods. Life science research is applied in a wide range of topics such as cancer research, pharmacology, cell biology and developmental biology and contributes to the understanding of the fundamental processes of life.
Together with its research partner the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), CWI works for instance on the development of new methods to understand and predict the course of cancer based on statistical medical data analysis and advanced algorithmics.
CWI is co-founder of the Netherlands Institute for Systems Biology (NISB) and the Netherlands Consortium for Systems Biology (NCSB) and partner of the Netherlands Bioinformatics Centre (NBIC). The institute collaborates with many public and private partners and also plays an active role in developing software tools that are freely available for the life science research community.
At CWI, research in Life Sciences is carried out by the following research groups:
Please contact Life Sciences theme coordinator Roeland Merks for more information.