Molecules & Modelling of Life

Biomolecules are the fundamental building blocks of life. As researchers in the Molecules & Modelling of Life profile, we adopt a bottom up approach to challenges in life sciences, taking into consideration the molecular nature of living matter. We are concerned with the structure of our molecules; we study how molecules act in concert to orchestrate fine-tuned biological processes. We are also puzzled by how molecules are put together into cells which then form organs and eventually living organisms. We take advantage of this knowledge to design new bioanalytical assays for diagnostics, to develop more performant drugs and to engineer better drug delivery carriers. We aim at learning from nature to generate tissues but also take advantage of it to produce new chemicals or materials.

Our research is highly interdisciplinary. It brings together mathematicians, physicists, chemists, biologists, engineers and many more. We are experimentalists learning about the behavior of our molecules but also theoreticians modelling and simulating molecules and higher building blocks of life to better describe their behavior.

By contributing with new insights in Life, Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, we strive to improve the possibilities of healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

Published: Tue 08 Dec 2015. Modified: Fri 04 Nov 2016