Mathematics of reaction networks (MBIO)
Our group focuses on the development of mathematical theory to analyse mathematical models that arise from studying systems of (bio)chemical reactions.
It is widespread in biology to model the time evolution of species concentrations in reaction networks with either systems of ordinary differential equations or systems of stochastic equations. When analyzed appropriately, these models can be used to understand and predict the behavior of biological systems. Current models in systems and synthetic biology are complex and contain a large number of variables and unknown parameters, which limits the use of available mathematical methods for their analysis.
The research group organised a workshop on current and new trends in mathematical reaction network theory, considered broadly to be the theory describing the behaviour of systems of (bio)chemical reactions (July 1-3, 2015, Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Copenhagen). The workshop webpage can be found here.
See our publications related to reaction networks here: publication list.
We are currently two group leaders, three postdocs and two PhD students.
Applications are invited for two phd positions at the research group, with start date latest December 1st 2016 (negotiable).
-One Phd position is on algebraic methods for the study of biochemical reaction networks. The student should hold a master in mathematics, preferrably with a strong background in algebra related topics, and be willing to learn some biology (prior knowledge is not required). The student would work under the supervision of Elisenda Feliu. For questions regarding this position, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- The other Phd position is on stochastic reaction networks modeled by continuous-time Markov chains and properties of such processes. The student should hold a master in mathematics, preferably with a strong background in probability and/or statistics, and be willing to learn some biology (prior knowledge is not required). The student would work under the supervision of Carsten Wiuf. For questions regarding this position, send an email to email@example.com
To apply, follow this link: http://jobportal.ku.dk/phd/?show=853836
Deadline: 1st October 2016
We are currently funded by the following research projects:
- Lundbeck Fonden research grant with title Mathematical Theory for Biological Interaction Networks and Applications, 2014-2016. PI: Carsten Wiuf. Co-applicant: Elisenda Feliu.
- Research grant from the Danish Research Council, with title Model reduction for systems of interacting species, 2014-2016. PI: Carsten Wiuf
- Sapere Aude Starting Grant from the Danish Research Council, with title Algebraic methods for qualitative profiling of reaction networks, 2015-2018. PI: Elisenda Feliu
- Lundbeck Fonden research grant with title Modelling of signalling cascades using algebraic theory, 2011-2013. PI: Carsten Wiuf
- Carslberg Fonden networking grant, 2013-2014. PI: Carsten Wiuf
- Prof. Alan Rendall (Johannes-Gutenberg University, Mainz) 10.05.2016 - 20.05.2016
- Dan Siegal-Gaskins (Caltech) 10.03.2015 - 12.03.2015
- Janne Kool (MPI Bonn) 22.01.2015 - 23.01.2015
- Alicia Dickenstein (Universidad de Buenos Aires) 09.06.2014 - 15.06.2014
- Marta Casanellas (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) 30.05.2014 - 02.06.2014
- Alfonso Ruiz 17.05.2014 - 24.05.2014
- Carsten Conradi (Max Planck Magdeburg) 22.04.2014 - 27.04.2014
- Varun Kothamachu (University of Exeter) 24.02.2013 - 17.03.2013