University of Heidelberg

BIOMS Symposium 2018

The Center for Modelling and Simulation in the Biosciences (BIOMS) in Heidelberg was established in January 2004 to promote the use of modeling and simulation in the biosciences. The research of the center focuses on the question how the cell as a system arises from the interplay of biochemical and physical processes. In particular, the following topics are addressed:

  • Interplay of biomechanics and biochemistry
  • Information processing of signals on the cellular level
  • Development of biological structures and functions
  • Interplay of transport processes and biochemical pathways, e.g. signalling and metabolic pathways
  • Method development to tackle any of the above

For this purpose, close collaboration between experiment and theory is essential. BIOMS funds several research groups (BIOMS research fellows) as well as a postdoctoral program, guest scientists and workshops.

This year the BIOMS project concludes with the BIOMS Symposium 2018.


Organisation Committee:

  • Frederik Graw
  • Ursula Kummer
  • Jürgen Pahle

Scientific Committee:

  • Tatjana Domratcheva (MPIMF, Heidelberg)
  • Frauke Gräter (HITS, Heidelberg)
  • Frederik Graw (BIOMS, Heidelberg University)
  • Thomas Höfer (DKFZ, Heidelberg)
  • Lars Hufnagel (EMBL, Heidelberg)
  • Willi Jäger (IWR, Heidelberg University)
  • Ursula Kummer (Bioquant/COS, Heidelberg University)
  • Anna Marciniak-Czochra (Heidelberg University)
  • Franziska Matthäus (University of Frankfurt)
  • Francois Nedelec (EMBL, Heidelberg)
  • Jürgen Pahle (BIOMS, Heidelberg University)
  • Jochen Reinstein (MPIMF, Heidelberg)
  • Ulrich Schwarz (Heidelberg University)
  • Rebecca Wade (HITS, Heidelberg)
  • Matthias Weiss (University of Bayreuth)



Contact: E-Mail (Last update: 20/02/2018)