Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology
Launched in 2015, the Maastricht Centre for Systems Biology (MaCSBio) aims to develop a set of computational and mathematical models and methods that will advance our understanding of biological systems, and predict the progression and treatment of complex diseases over time.
- Three research themes: Systems BioMedicine, Computational Neuroscience, Systems Toxicology
- At the interface of biology and computational modelling
- Developing and applying novel mathematical and computational multi-scale models and methods
- Integrating human (multi)omics data with detailed phenotypic information
- Master's programme on Systems Biology
- Led by Prof. Ilja Arts
Following fast technological advances, it is now possible to collect a wealth of information about the human body, ranging from large to miniscule scales. We can peek into the brain without opening the skull. Our glucose levels can be measured continuously using a smart sensor and an app on our mobile phone.
The entire human genome is available as one large roadmap, and more and more knowledge about molecules in health and disease becomes available every day. What if all of the available human data could be combined and deciphered by computers to create a “Digital Twin”? Welcome to the world of Systems Biology.