What we do

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.

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Main publications 2020

  • Carraro N et al.
    An analog to digital converter controls bistable transfer competence development of a widespread bacterial integrative and conjugative element
    eLife, 10.7554/eLife.57915


university fribourg

Christian Mazza
Biomathematics and Computational
Biology Group
University of Fribourg
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Domain(s) of activity:

  • Systems biology
  • Biostatistics
  • Evolutionary biology
  • Gene regulatory network analysis
  • Signaling pathways
  • Synthetic biology

Domain(s) of application:

  • Basic research
  • Ecology