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Center for Models of Life
Niels Bohr Institute
University of Copenhagen
Blegdamsvej 17
2100 Copenhagen Ø

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Welcome to the Center for Models of Life

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In the Center for Models of Life, CMOL, we use methods from physics to develop models dealing with computation and communication in biological systems.

We model regulation of living systems with the aim to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of information transfer along signaling pathways, as well as to unravel the interplay between function and evolution.

>> Play with our interactive Java Applets.

<< Epigenetic Gene Regulation [Java Applet ].



> Wednesday meetings

Kc7 10:30-11:30. Topics on frontier between physics and biology.

> Highlights

- Bacteria collectively avoid age defects
- Virus plaque morphology
- Human epigenomes and CpG islands
- Food web Assembly Rules

> New Book

Research Areas

> Physics of Gene Regulation

Protein concentrations in a living cell are regulated through production and degra- dation. Production, in turn, can be regulated at either the transcriptional ...[more]

> Models of Biological Circuits

Feedback and decision taking are both ele- ments of biological systems. In some cases, e.g. in development and in lysis-lysogeny decisions of temperate phages ...[more]

> Networks and Communication

Communication is vital at any level of life - from a cell to human society. The network structure constrains communication in a complex system, and we will ...[more]

> Evolution and Dynamical Systems

Evolution is an inherent part of biological systems and we in the center aim at de- veloping new views and models to deal with evoutionary processes in general ...[more]