What are the fundamental principles that govern life? This question drives the research at the Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity. Being part of the University's strategic theme Life Sciences, we perform interdisciplinary research that combines biology, physics, chemistry and mathematics to understand living systems.
We study life at different organizational levels, from individual molecules, such as DNA, lipids and proteins, to cells and model organisms. By combining wet-lab experiments with theory and simulation, we aim to achieve a systems-level understanding of complex dynamic processes and their evolution.
Sander van den Heuvel
+31 (0)30 253 4230
Institute of Biodynamics and Biocomplexity
3584 CH Utrecht
We study simple caricatures of complex biological systems by mathematical modeling and computer simulation. This helps us to understand how these complex systems work. Bioinformatics is the analysis of the large data sets that are nowadays created by modern biological experiments by clever computer algorithms.