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Research Overview

Research Overview

The Living Systems Institute is home to mathematicians, physicists, bioengineers, biologists, and biomedical scientists. Our interdisciplinary and collaborative research philosophy is embodied in three cross-cutting themes: 


Mathematics of Life

Developing and analysing mathematical models to explain and predict function and dysfunction in biological systems

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Physics of Life

Uncovering the fundamental physical principles that govern the dynamic organisation of living systems

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Engineering Life

Reverse engineering biological phenomena from molecular and cellular components 

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These themes drive investigation, discovery, and application across all scales of life:

Gene expressions and genomics

Structure / Function

Phages and Viruses


Stem cells and development