The research projects developed in CENTURI address the nature of the information underlying biological processes and the organization and dynamics of biological structures.
Five over-arching questions bringing together biologists interested in development, neuroscience and immunology along with physicists, computational biologists and mathematicians will underlie the research effort:
How does genetic information impact on cell fates?
How do signalling dynamics impact on cell differentiation?
How is information encoded in collective cellular dynamics?
How do networks of cell interactions form and function collectively?
How does mechanics impact on cell and tissue organization and dynamics?
CENTURI recruits researchers and post docs with backgrounds in computational biology, theoretical physics or biophysics, with a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary environment.