Biophysics and Biomathematics

Mathematical modeling and numerical simulations are used to study biological and  biomedical problems of current interest. These include, but are not restricted to:

  • The influence of cancer stem cells on tumor growth and therapy.
  • The evolution of vector transmission (Chagas, West Nile, etc.) epidemics, including the dynamics of the vector populations and their interaction with vertebrate reservoirs.
  • The interaction between T. cruzi and the affected mammal immune system.
  • The generation of circadian rhythms at cell level and the formation of spatio-temporal patterns in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.
  • The dynamics of self-propelled particles under the influence of long range interactions or confining surfaces.
  • The properties of neuronal systems, in order to provide theoretical support for the study of nerve systems and for the use of neural networks for computational applications.