Mathematical Oncology

Andreas Deutsch

Group Leader: IMC (Innovative Methods of Computing) @ ZIH, Technical University Dresden

Dresden, Germany

Description: Our research is targeted at the development of innovative mathematical models and simulation tools to detect organizational principles of selected biological systems. We focus on "cellular systems" which possess a multitude of interaction mechanisms whose cooperative interplay guarantees the development and maintenance of organismic forms. Disorders in cell interaction can lead to diseased states and malignant pattern formation (e.g. cancer). New insights into function and regulation of biological systems can be gained by linking mathematical modeling and computational tools with biological/medical in vitro, and in vivo data. We work on specific interdisciplinary projects on the basis of local, national, and international cooperations. We develop the software Morpheus, a modeling and simulation environment for the study of multiscale and multicellular systems.