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Measuring Metabolism and Energy Turnover

Using computer models, we design methods to analyze nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry measurements of isotope enrichment and so determine energy turnover and metabolic rates in biological systems.


Models of Cellular Function

We are  building models of metabolism and energy turnover, among others in heart muscle.


Bridging data-driven and mechanism-driven modeling

We are  investigating strategies to bridge these approaches.



More a recent hobby:  dynamic simulations of the development of complex patterns that resemble biological structure formation during development. Based on ideas published in 1952 by Alan Turing, one of the founding fathers of computer science, these simulations make for beautiful and dynamic pictures, here animated on your computer screen in a Java applet.



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