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Biocomplexity and Biophysics

Biocomplexity is a cutting-edge area of ​​research between physics and biology. By using the principles and methods of physics one can explore the living nature and biological phenomena.

"More is different" by P. W. Anderson emphasizes emergent phenomena on a wide range of scales in nature. In BioComplexity, we continuously explore the diversity of complex phenomena in biological, physical and social systems, including pattern formation, complex and chaotic dynamics, fluid dynamics, game theory, networks and econophysics. 

 We build on our strength of using physics approaches to suggest and perform experiments and models of living systems. The systems range from proteins and gene regulation to larger-scale collective spatiotemporal structure formation. The research is often a collaboration between physicists, biologists, medical doctors, and nanoscientists.






































































































Atmospheric Complexity:
Climate research currently faces a dilemma: in a quest to make simulations more realistic, models are becoming increasingly sophisticated by incorporating more and more processes. Yet, despite increased apparent realism of the model output, basic understanding of the underlying physics becomes more challenging — the analysis of the model output itself sometimes resembles that of observational data. 

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Biological Network and Complex systems (Center for Models of Life (CMOL)): We use methods from physics to develop understanding of living systems. We model regulation of living systems aiming to understand the strategies of gene regulation and dynamics of self organization, with a focus on simple conceptual and quantitative models. Our research tackles diversity of biological systems from epigenetics to emergence of complex communities. 

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Experimental Biophysics:

Bendix Lab: We investigate the physical properties of living cells by a number of advanced optical techniques and methods from eg. nanoscience. Living cells are extremely dynamic, and for a physicist, the complex cell can be characterized as a living material. We examine the cells by combining optical microscopy with optical manipulation.

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Jauffred Lab: We pursue mechanical models of cell colonies’ morphologies. We use advanced imaging to understand how patterning, spreading, and genetics is regulated by an interplay of inter-cellular forces, growth and cell motility.

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Membranes Lab: Using physical principles and methods, the group 'Biophysics - Membranes' explores biological phenomena and works to clarify how proteins and chemical substances pass through both biological and artificial membranes. The physical theory of an electrical circuit can, for example, describe how signal transports around the brain.

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Uni-Bio lab: from models to unifying concepts in Biology:
We use mathematical models and quantitative experiments to investigate how individual cells and cellular populations rapidly adapt to changes in the environment.  A few examples include Asymmetric Damage Segregation (bacteria), Early differentiation of the embryo, receptor adaptation; excitable dynamics in inflammation (islets).

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Research centers:

StemPhys: The Center for Stem Cell Decision Making, StemPhys, is an interdisciplinary center founded as a collaboration between Danstem and The Niels Bohr Institute . StemPhys joins forces of physics and stem cell biology with the goal of understanding and controlling stem cell commitment by looking at biochemical and mechanical coordination within cells, organoids and embryos.

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