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Systems Biology

Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like know more about how you can use biology and mathematics to gain deeper insight into the evolution of animals and plants, the development of diseases and the possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!

Systems Biology will become the mainstream in biological sciences this century. It can be used to systematically gather knowledge at all levels, from molecules to entire ecosystems and its integration into quantitative (computer) models. These models make accurate simulation of biological processes possible.

This programme will give you the knowledge and practical skills necessary to unravel the complexity of these systems and use it for academic, industrial and societal progress. After you’ve graduated, your ability to unify life sciences and mathematics will make you a great candidate for a career in medical research, drug development and biotechnology.

Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio)

Launched in 2015, the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) strives to perform cutting edge research in the interdisciplinary field of Systems Biology to create a “virtual physiological human”, a set of computational and mathematical models based on biological evidence that will help to understand and predict human systems.

Research projects at MaCSBio focus on multi-scale modelling within two complementary research lines tackling areas that are highly relevant for society:

  • Systems Medicine of Chronic Diseases
  • Computational Biology of Neural and Genetic Systems

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  • I think the future of medical research is at the interface of mathematics and biology
    Bart van Sloun (23, the Netherlands), Research master Systems Biology

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  • Systems Biology - Graduates

    First students graduated at UM in Systems Biology

    Friday, July 21, 2017

    Last week, the first graduation ceremony ever for the master’s programme Systems Biology took place. After two years of hard work, the first batch of students received their well-deserved master diplomas.

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  • Rubicon Grants

    MaCSBio involved in two research proposals granted by NWO Complexity

    Friday, July 7, 2017

    These questions will be answered in four consortia that have been awarded a NWO-Complexity grant. MaCSBio is involved in two of these consortia and will carry out research regarding complex systems in the field of health and nutrition.

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  • MaCSBio Science Day 2016

    Michelle Moerel 2nd Science Talent 2017

    Friday, June 23, 2017

    Michelle Moerel, assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio), has reached a second place in the 2017 New Scientist Science Talent contest. 

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  • MaCSBio - Science Day

    MaCSBio Science Day 2017: a big success!

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017

    The second MaCSBio Science Day was organized on 9 June 2017 at Maastricht University. This time the theme of the Science Day was: Extending Networks and was focused on fostering and expanding MaCSBio’s networks at Maastricht University and beyond.

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  • Michelle Moerel

    Michelle Moerel nominated for New Scientist Science Talent 2017

    Tuesday, May 23, 2017

    Maastricht University is proud of the nomination of Dr. Michelle Moerel, assistant professor and researcher at the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio), for New Scientist Talent 2017. 

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    Research group headed by Elia Formisano reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening

    Tuesday, April 18, 2017

    New study published in this week’s issue of PNAS reveals the human brain computations underlying real-life listening.

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  • Embryonic Stem Cell

    Interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio publishes paper in PLOS Genetics on stem cell cycle

    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    In this work, the interdisciplinary team with Gökhan Ertaylan of MaCSBio, uncovers genes that are responsible for the pluripotency and proliferation of embryonic stem cells.

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  • MaCSBio receives NWO-TIFN-TKI grant

    MaCSBio receives NWO-TIFN-TKI-grant

    Friday, January 13, 2017

    MaCSBio successfully attracted funding as part of a large NWO-TIFN-TKI project which aims to determine how dietary food intake and physical activity influence plasma glucose control, and how differences in plasma glucose concentrations, in turn, affect the mental and physical performance as well as the well-being.

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  • Mike Gerards receives €60.000 Metakids-grant

    Friday, December 16, 2016

    Mike Gerards is currently working at The Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio). His project focuses on the identification and functional characterization of novel genes involved in mitochondria (more specifically in mtDNA replication) and screening these genes for mutations in patients.

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    MaCSBio/NUTRIM paper published in Bioinformatics

    Friday, September 9, 2016

    The paper 'Estimating real cell size distribution from cross-section microscopy imaging' by the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) and the Department of Human Biology NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism has been published in Bioinformatics.

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