Members of the University of Notre Dame Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Biocomplexity (ICSB) come from eight departments from the schools of science and engineering and are working together to meld physical, mathematical, and computational approaches with those of modern biology to understand this complexity in a quantitative and predictive way. One of the main goals of the ICSB is to improve communication between biological, mathematical and physical scientists with emphasis on developing techniques and tools of broad utility to bioscientists.
All ICSB projects combine quantitative experiments and computer simulation and build on the mutually complementary strength of the researchers at Notre Dame with the support from collaborators at other institutions. Projects currently under way within the center include:
Modeling Organogenesis and Tissue Development, including the mechanical properties of tissues.
Modeling Biological Networks at the molecular level, including gene regulation pathways, transport and mechanical interactions in the cytoskeleton and intra- and inter-cell signaling networks.
Modeling Cellular Dynamic, including the mechanical properties of cells.
Population Dynamics and Ecological System.