News from CEXS-UPF
On the occasion of the 5th Symposium of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences, on September 21, internationally renowned scientists gathered at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) to share their knowledge on quantitative biology, a branch of research that uses mathematics and physics to understand the function of living cells and organisms in general.
"Over time it is becoming clear that just by looking at the parts that form a biological process, we will never know the whole process. To understand how complex biological systems work we use specific tools such as mathematical models." This is how Jordi G. Ojalvo, group leader of the Dynamics of Biological Systems laboratory and organizer of the event together with the researcher at the Center for Genomic regulation, James Sharpe, welcomed the 5th DCEXS Symposium. After the presentation by the Director of the Department, David Comas, Ojalvo gave the turn of the seven invited speakers.
Quantitative biology encompasses all research that combines quantitative experimental techniques and computational models to deepen the interactions that occur between and within living beings. This wide range of possibilities explains the variety of subjects discussed in the lectures offered at the symposium.