Biocomplexity

Living systems are the paradigm of complex systems, with nonlinear interactions occurring at all spatial and temporal scales, from molecules and genes to the planetary scales defining the global biosphere. One of the focus of our research is the ecological level where we consider modes of organisms’ mobility and their interplay with food search, disease propagation, spatial patterning, and also with the basic ecological interactions such as competition, predation, or mutualism. Another focal issue in our studies is understanding brain function, which requires approaches at scales that range from individual neurons to the whole brain. At the neuronal level, we concentrate on aspects of synchronization between interacting neuronal populations and study how information flows. With the help of statistical measures, we analyze experimental data and compare the results with neuronal models.


Researchers

  • Ingo Fischer

    Ingo Fischer

  • Tobias Galla

    Tobias Galla

  • Damià Gomila

    Damià Gomila

  • Emilio Hernández-García

    Emilio Hernández-García

  • Cristóbal López

    Cristóbal López

  • Víctor M. Eguíluz

    Víctor M. Eguíluz

  • Manuel Matías

    Manuel Matías

  • Sandro Meloni

    Sandro Meloni

  • Claudio Mirasso

    Claudio Mirasso

  • Tomás Sintes

    Tomás Sintes

  • Raúl Toral

    Raúl Toral

  • Juan Fernández Gracia

    Juan Fernández Gracia

  • Konstantin Klemm

    Konstantin Klemm

  • André Röhm

    André Röhm

Recent and ongoing Research projects

POST-DIGITAL

POST-DIGITAL: Neuromorphic computing in photonic and other nonlinear media

P.I.: Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
POST-DIGITAL is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme POST-DIGITAL is committed to form a new generation of engineers and researchers, affording ...

ADOPD

Adaptive Optical Dendrites

P.I.: Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
The increased demand for computation with low energy consumption requires entirely novel hardware concepts. In ADOPD we develop ultra-fast computational units based on optical-fiber technologies exploiting information processing principles used by neurons ...

SPASIMM

Spatiotemporality in sociobological interactions, models and methods

P.I.: Konstantin Klemm, Víctor M. Eguíluz
The Physics of Complex Systems is experiencing an important research activity, first due to the development of the Theory of Complex Networks, and second due to Big Data. The model driven approach ...

SuMaECO

Sustainability of marine coastal ecosystems in the context of global change in the Mediterranean sea: Modeling and simulations

P.I.: Damià Gomila, Tomás Sintes
The SuMaEco project is an interdisciplinary effort to try to understand the effects of global change on coastal marine ecosystems in the Mediterranean Sea by combining data, models and simulations. With global ...

Decaph

Dendrite-based Computation Applied to PHotonics systems

P.I.: Apostolos Argyris, Ingo Fischer, Claudio Mirasso
The DECAPH project addresses fundamental aspects of cognitive computing introducing a disruptive architecture that mimics in more detail the actual operations that are performed in the brain. By mimicking such neuron structures ...

ESPoM

Ecosystemic Services in Posidonia oceanica Meadows

P.I.: Tomás Sintes
Identify the relevant interaction mechanisms in Posidonia oceanica (Po) meadows based on field data. Estimate the vulnerability of seagrasses in an scenario of climate change and environmental degradation. Analyze the climate change ...

IN-TREE

INCT in Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Studies in Ecology and Evolution

P.I.: Emilio Hernández-García
IN-TREE goal is to develop projects about ecological and evolutionary research questions from an interdisciplinary approach (based on integrating projects of mathematical/computational/statistical modeling and epistemology/ethics) and a transdisciplinary approach (based on integrating ...

Recent Publications

Competition delays multi-drug resistance evolution during combination therapy

Berrios-Caro, Ernesto; Gifford, Danna R; Galla, Tobias
Journal of Theoretical Biology 509, 110524 (1-15) (2021)

Species exclusion and coexistence in a noisy voter model with a competition-colonization tradeoff

Martínez-García, Ricardo; López, Cristóbal; Vazquez, Federico
Submitted (2020)

Mitochondria interaction networks show altered topological patterns in Parkinson’s disease

Zanin, Massimiliano; Santos, Bruno FR; Antony, Paul MA; Berenguer-Escuder, Clara; B. Larsen, Simone; Hanss, Zoe; Barbuti, Peter; Baumuratov, Aidos S.; Grossmann, Dajana; Capelle, Christophe M.; Weber, Joseph; Balling, Rudi; Ollert, Markus; Krüger, Rejko; Diederich, Nico J.; He, Feng Q.
npj Systems Biology and Applications 6, (2020)

Driven progressive evolution of genome sequence complexity in Cyanobacteria

Moya, Andrés ; Oliver, José L.; Verdú, Miguel; Delaye, Luis; Arnau, Vicente; Bernaola‐Galván, Pedro; de la Fuente, Rebeca; Díaz, Wladimiro; Gómez‐Martín, Cristina; González, Francisco M.; Latorre, Amparo; Lebrón, Ricardo; Román‐Roldán, Ramón
Scientific Reports 10, 19073 (1-14) (2020)

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