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



You can either click on a person at the bottom of the page and see their publications, or you can see a complete list of publications for the entire section for Biocomplexity.



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. Professor Kaneko will join the Niels Bohr Institute as a full professor from May 2022. 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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Alonso, Albert PhD Fellow +4535325426 E-mail
Brown, Stanley Associate Professor Emeritus   E-mail
Cordero, Mireia PhD Fellow +4535322336 E-mail
Garcia Vazquez, Alba PhD Fellow +4535323684 E-mail
Heltberg, Mathias Spliid Postdoc +4535327500 E-mail
Härter, Jan Olaf Mirko Associate Professor +4593565736 E-mail
Jensen, Mogens Høgh Professor +4535325371 E-mail
Kirkegaard, Julius Bier Assistant Professor +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
Mathiesen, Joachim Professor +4535325214 E-mail
Mitarai, Namiko Associate Professor +4535325402 E-mail
Nielsen, Malthe Skytte Nordentoft PhD Student   E-mail
Pham, Minh Tuan Postdoc +4535321218 E-mail
Sneppen, Kim Professor +4535325352 E-mail
Trusina, Ala Associate Professor +4521288647 E-mail
Xu, Xiaochan Guest Researcher +4535326306 E-mail