The CWI Life Sciences and Health (LSH) group is a group of computer scientists and mathematicians whose research focus is on the analysis and design of models and algorithms as well as their direct application to important challenges in the LSH domain.

On the application side, our present team of researchers has expertise in, e.g., computational genomics, medical informatics, computational phylogenetics, and biological network analysis. On the methodological side, we come from different backgrounds, e.g., computational intelligence, computational data science, and operations research. Methodologically, we develop new theories, models, algorithms and decision support tools, for problems that arise mostly in collaboration with experimental biologists and medical experts. We actively collaborate in projects with academic hospitals, biological and biochemical research institutes, and industry. Click here for more information about our group structure.

The LSH group participates in the INRIA International team ERABLE.

Seminars: The LSH group organizes a monthly seminar.

Watch our group video to get a glimpse of our activities.




No vacancies currently.



Associated Members



Current projects with external funding

  • Statistical Models for Structural Genetic Variants in the Genome of the Netherlands
  • Algorithms for PAngenome Computational Analysis (ALPACA)
  • Fast, accurate, and insightful brachytherapy treatment planning for cervical cancer through artificial intelligence (Brachytherapy treatment)
  • Distributed and Automated Evolutionary Deep Architecture Learning with Unprecedented Scalability (DAEDALUS)
  • Evolutionary eXplainable Artificial Medical INtelligence Engine (EXAMINE)
  • Fusible Evolutionary Deep Neural Network Mixture Learning from Distributed Data for Robust Medical Image Analysis (FEDMix)
  • Multi-Objective Deformable Image Registration (MODIR) – An Innovative Synergy of Multi-Objective Optimization, Machine Learning, and Biomechanical Modeling for the Registration of Medical Images with (MODIR)
  • Networks
  • Networks COFUND postdocs
  • Uitlegbare kunstmatige intelligentie (None)
  • Optimization for and with Machine Learning (OPTIMAL)
  • Pan-genome Graph Algorithms and Data Integration (PANGAIA)
  • Transparent, Reliable and Unbiased Smart Tool for AI (TRUST-AI)

Related partners

  • AMC Medical Research
  • CNRS
  • Elekta Limited
  • European Molecular Biology Laboratory
  • Universita di Pisa
  • Xomnia
  • Academisch Medisch Centrum
  • Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • Geneton S.R.O.
  • Heinrich-Heine-Universitaet Dusseldorf
  • Illumina Cambridge
  • Institut Pasteur
  • Leids Universitair Mediach Centrum
  • Univerzita Komenskeho V Bratislave
  • Universiteit Leiden
  • Universitaet Bielefeld
  • Universita' Degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
  • Universiteit van Tilburg