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Computer Science

Bioinformatics

Biology and (bio) medical sciences offer numerous applications for computer science. We are pleased to work alongside biologists and medical scientists in identifying smart solutions for medical applications. Now and in the future, computers will be decisive in fighting a whole raft of diseases.

Modelling cell processes

We produce mathematical equations for the processes in living cells. In our models, we then include the reactions by cells to diseases and medicines. In this way, we help doctors and medical researchers gain a better understanding of the functioning of illness and medical science. This enables them to focus their efforts on identifying more effective drugs.

New imaging techniques

Using the very latest equipment, we are involved in the field of bio-imaging. We develop new algorithms and techniques for producing images. These help us create even clearer three-dimensional pictures of organs and – on a scale of thousands times smaller – body cells.