Center for Models of Life

In the 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 biological development to emergence of complex communities.








































































































































































































































Contact individual PIs for specific inquiries (follow the link for contact information). General inquiries about CMoL can be sent to

Namiko Mitarai, Associate Professor
Blegdamsvej 17, 2100 København Ø, Bygning K, Building: 07-1-Kb10
Phone: +45 35 32 54 02



Publications of each staff member are linked in the list below (click the name). 



Universal biology group will open at Niels Bohor Institute, May 2022, headed by Professor Kunihiko Kaneko, with tight collaboration with Center for Models of Life and Universal Biology Institute at Univ of Tokyo. Universal Biology aims to unveil universal characteristics in life systems and universal laws in adaptation, development, and evolution, with the spirit of physics (in particular, statistical physics and dynamical systems), by noting consistency between hierarchical levels – molecules, cells, organisms, and ecosystem.

For more details of the project, see ;

for (related) KK’s publications, please refer to or google scholar page ).





















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Brown, Stanley Postdoc   E-mail
Eilersen, Andreas Thomas PhD Fellow   E-mail
Halvorsen, Gustav Salicath PhD Fellow   E-mail
Heltberg, Mathias Luidor Postdoc +4535327500 E-mail
Härter, Jan Olaf Mirko Associate Professor +4593565736 E-mail
Jensen, Gorm Gruner Postdoc +4535321242 E-mail
Jensen, Mogens Høgh Professor +4535325371 E-mail
Kirkegaard, Julius Bier Postdoc +4535330207 E-mail
Kruse, Irene Livia External, Ph.d Student   E-mail
Lucchetti, Alessandra PhD Fellow +4535337508 E-mail
Marantos, Anastasios PhD Fellow +4535330159 E-mail
Martiny, Emil Schou PhD Fellow +4535334730 E-mail
Mathiesen, Joachim Associate Professor +4535325214 E-mail
Mitarai, Namiko Associate Professor +4535325402 E-mail
Nickels, Jan Fabio PhD Fellow +4535334179 E-mail
Nielsen, Alexander Valentin PhD Student +4535324301 E-mail
Nielsen, Bjarke Frost PhD Fellow   E-mail
Novev, Yavor Kirilov Postdoc +4535334916 E-mail
Sneppen, Kim Professor +4535325352 E-mail
Svenningsen, Mikkel Skjoldan Postdoc +4542674334 E-mail
Trusina, Ala Associate Professor +4521288647 E-mail
Xu, Xiaochan Postdoc +4535326306 E-mail