What do we do?
At the Biomathematics and Computational Biology Group, we are a small team located at the Department of Mathematics of the University of Fribourg. The field of mathematics can provide models to the life science community to achieve a greater understanding of how a given biological system evolves in time with respect to the many interactions of a different nature which exist within an organism. We study biological networks, complex ecosystems and mathematical models of plant growth by focusing on both their geometrical structure (graphs, patterns) and their underlying dynamics (deterministic and stochastic). Typical examples are Lotka-Volterra dynamics on complex ecological networks and cellular processing systems.
Main publications 2016
- Michaël Dougoud et al. Ultrasensitivity and sharp threshold theorems for multisite systems.
Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical. 2016.
- Michaël Dougoud, Laura Vinckenbosch, Christian Mazza, Beat Schwaller and Laszlo Pecze.
The Effect of Gap Junctional Coupling on the Spatiotemporal Patterns of Ca2+ Signals and the Harmonization of Ca2+-Related Cellular Responses.
Plos Computational Biology. 2016.
- Michaël Dougoud, Laura Vinckenbosch, Rudolf Rohr, Louis-Félix Bersier and Christian Mazza
The feasibility of equilibria in large ecosystems: a primary but neglected concept in the complexity-stability debate.
Our research topics:
- Systems biology
- Theoretical ecology