What we do

Our research interests in the Scientific Computing Group lie in the area of multiscale/multiphysics modelling and parallel large-scale simulations of biological systems. We focus on the development of new computational models and corresponding numerical methods suitable for the next generation of super computers. We are working on stochastic multiscale modelling of motion, the interaction, deformation and aggregation of cells under physiological flow conditions, biofilm growth, and coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations, as well as the modelling of transport processes in healthy and tumour-induced microcirculation.

Main publications 2018

  • Christel S et al.
    Weak iron oxidation by Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans maintains a favorable redox potential for chalcopyrite bioleaching.
    Frontiers Microbiol.
  • Bellenberg S et al.
    Automated microscopic analysis of metal sulfide colonization by acidophilic microorganisms
    Appl Environ Microbiol.

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Members

university lugano

Igor Pivkin
Scientific Computing Group
Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano
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Domains of activity:

  • Systems biology
  • Biophysics
  • Cell mechanobiology
  • Mathematical modelling
  • Particle-based methods

Domain of application:

  • Medicine and health

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