Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like to 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 possibly the development of new therapies? Then Systems Biology is the right programme for you!
Systems Biology will become 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.
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:
I think the future of medical research is at the interface of mathematics and biology
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.
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.
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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