Portrait of Christian Mazza

Biomathematics and Computational Biology

Christian Mazza
University of Fribourg

Mathematical modelling is becoming more and more instrumental in life sciences; the data complexity and the high number of interacting components, from molecules to animals, render intuitive reasoning very difficult. The idea consists in formulating mathematically how certain biological units affect each other and how these interactions affect the whole system. Such quantitative approaches produce mathematical models, which are then implemented using computer software. We study complex bacterial ecosystems by modelling bacterial interactions to understand persitence.

Domain(s) of application
Basic research
Environmental sciences
Domain of activity
Systems biology