Biosciences and Bioengineering

Biological function arises from complex processes that interact over a large range of spatial and temporal scales, and remarkable advances in biotechnology have led to the generation of an enormous amount of data.  However, the lack of a theoretical framework in which to interpret these data means their full potential has not yet been realised. The theoretical challenge we are addressing in this context is two-fold: constructing meaningful mathematical and computational models at each individual scale, then developing new mathematical and computational techniques to integrate these into a tractable model that allows us to understand how individual processes at one scale affects those at a different scale. 

In addition to the research undertaken by OCCAM's faculty and research fellows, the following projects are currently being undertaken by PDRAs and students:

These projects are being carried out in multi-disciplinary teams, so that the model hypotheses are grounded in experimental reality and model predictions can be verified.