Description

Leader of the group Life Sciences and Health: Leen Stougie.

Our research group creates fundamental knowledge and applied solutions in the broad field of life sciences. We promote understanding of how biological processes work in detail. Our interdisciplinary team of computer scientists, mathematicians and theoretical biologists develops new models, theories, and decision support systems in collaboration with experimental biologists and medical experts. We are motivated by applications of our work in practice

 

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Vacancies

Postdoctoral researchers on evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, and biomechanical modelling to innovate automated registration of medical images

CWI closely collaborates with the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam to work on innovations in the medical domain along the entire spectrum from algorithmic foundations to clinical integration. Currently, CWI and AMC have a joint project for which we seek multiple talented postdocs to work on novel combinations of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, and biomechanical modelling for deformable image registration

PhD students on evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, and biomechanical modelling to innovate automated registration of medical images

CWI closely collaborates with the Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam to work on innovations in the medical domain along the entire spectrum from algorithmic foundations to clinical integration. Currently, CWI and AMC have a joint project for which we seek multiple talented PhD students to work on novel combinations of multi-objective evolutionary algorithms, machine learning, and biomechanical modelling for deformable image registration.

Tenure Track position in Mathematics and Computer Science for Life Sciences and Health

The CWI Life Sciences and Health (LSH) group is a group of computer scientists and mathematicians who have their research focus on the analysis and design of models and algorithms and their direct application to important challenges in the LSH domain. Our present research team of computer scientists and mathematicians has expertise in e.g. computational genomics, medical informatics, computational phylogenetics and biological network analysis. We come from diverse methodological backgrounds, such as computational intelligence, computational data science and operations research. Methodologically, we develop new theories, models, algorithms and decision support tools, mostly for problems arising in collaboration with experimental biologists and medical experts. We also actively collaborate in projects with academic hospitals, biological and biochemical research institutes and industry.

News

Cells’ own contractions stimulate growth orientation

Cells’ own contractions stimulate growth orientation

During the growth of embryos cells align with forces from the surrounding tissue. These forces originate from differences in growth rates, muscle contractions or gravity. Mathematicians at the CWI research centre in Amsterdam now showed for the first time that active cell contractions can accelerate and facilitate this reorientation of cells. Their research was recently published in the leading Biophysical Journal (112).

Cells’ own contractions stimulate growth orientation - Read More…

Current events

LSH Seminar Ziyuan Wang

  • 2018-10-09T15:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-10-09T16:00:00+02:00
October 9 Tuesday

Start: 2018-10-09 15:00:00+02:00 End: 2018-10-09 16:00:00+02:00

TBA

LSH Seminar Marco Virgolin

LSH Seminar Leen Stougie

  • 2018-09-11T15:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-09-11T16:00:00+02:00
September 11 Tuesday

Start: 2018-09-11 15:00:00+02:00 End: 2018-09-11 16:00:00+02:00

TBA

LSH Seminar Joke Blom

  • 2018-08-28T15:00:00+02:00
  • 2018-08-28T16:00:00+02:00
August 28 Tuesday

Start: 2018-08-28 15:00:00+02:00 End: 2018-08-28 16:00:00+02:00

TBA

LSH Seminar Alexander Schoenhuth

LSH Seminar Marjolein van der Meer

Members

Associated Members

Publications

Software

Current projects with external funding

  • 3D dose reconstruction for children with long-term follow-up Toward improved decision making in radiation treatment for children with cancer
  • Enhancing protein-drug binding prediction
  • ICT based Innovations in the Battle against Cancer – Next - Generation Patient -Tailored Brachytherapy Cancer Treatment Planning
  • Improving Childhood Cancer Care when Parents Cannot be There - Reducing Medical Traumatic Stress in Childhood Cancer Patients by Bonding with a Robot Companion
  • Statistical Models for Structural Genetic Variants in the Genome of the Netherlands
  • 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)

Related partners

  • Elekta Limited
  • Nucletron Operations BV
  • Xomnia
  • Academisch Medisch Centrum
  • Biomedical Imaging Group Rotterdam
  • Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
  • KiKa
  • Technische Universiteit Delft
  • Universiteit Leiden