Do you want to better understand the underlying mechanisms of life? Would you like to contribute to integrating the scientific fields of biology and mathematics in order to open new perspectives for a deeper insight into biology, 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 systems 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. Read more
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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:
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In her thesis: 'Modelling the Dynamics in Time Series of Metabolomics and Transcriptomics Data' O'Donovan focused on a range of computational approaches that allow multivariate time series of biological data to be integrated, analysed, and interpreted.
The framework of this research allows tissue cell type composition to emerge as a potential marker measuring homeostasis that can be utilized in prospective studies in regenerative medicine.
Scientists of Maastricht UMC+ and Maastricht University are closely involved in describing the molecular mechanism of the coronavirus.
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