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Research approaches

Research approaches

Research approaches

A unique scientific community focussed on understanding and controlling living systems

The Living Systems Institute (LSI) pioneers interdisciplinary research to gain knowledge and command of biological processes. LSI investigators from diverse backgrounds work together in an open and collaborative spirit, driven by a scientific curiosity that transcends traditional boundaries. Our shared goal is to decode biological complexity on all scales, from sub-molecular to whole organisms and populations.

LSI is home to biologists, biomedical scientists, engineers, physicists and mathematicians. This melting pot is a catalyst for new approaches to discover knowledge and to innovate transformative healthcare tools. We study critical processes in RNA & proteins, viruses & microbes, stem cells & development, and neuroscience.

We use four cross-cutting interdisciplinary approaches: