Image by Josh Withers

About us

MNat unit emerges to make progress and educate the next generation of scientists in challenging topics at the interfaces
of biology, physics, biomedicine, engineering and mathematics. Only integrative approaches will allow improving our understanding on cell communication from microbial world to cancer cells, the exploration of new and intelligent materials in nanotechnology and biomechanics for medical applications,
and biopolymer and network dynamics at different scales.

Our strategic research plan arises from synergies and collaborations among different scientific groups mostly established at the University of Granada. These multidisciplinary collaborations are based on the combination of mathematical models, simulations, and big data analysis to address fundamental and applied problems in the context of tumour dynamics, ecology, developmental biology, biomechanics, and physics of new materials.

upload-5e811730-cf93-11e7-b187-81b1c5b3fd82.png

 
Photos by A. Delgado, M. López-Viota and J. de Vicente
 

The strategic research plan is organized in four interdisciplinary areas:

 

I. Mathematical Foundation, Models, and Methods

in Nature

II. Modeling cell communication and tumour dynamics

III. Modeling Bio-Nanotechnology. New materials

and Bio-Engineering

IV. Modeling complex and dynamic adaptive systems at multiple scales. Computational Biology

Photo by Francisco Perfectti

 

The knowledge generated on mathematical modeling, complexity, ecological networks, physics of new materials or tumor dynamics will also contribute to social aspects of the interactions of individuals, clustering, general architectural patterns, collective dynamics of species, properties of spatial and temporal heterogeneity, and learning or adaptive phenomena. This knowledge will be delivered to the society as scientific publications, trained professionals in multidisciplinary fields, patents and new technologies to

face environmental and medical problems.

 

The ultimate objective of this unit is to achieve an internationally competitive interdisciplinary training that allows doctoral and postdoctoral researchers excellent and versatile skills required in the current society, both inside and outside the Academia.

 

Photo by Javier Valverde