Biological Transport Networks

The Biological Flow Networks Group employs theoretical and computational methodologies to elucidate the underlying principles governing the evolution, development and functionality of biological flow networks, such as arterial, venous, and lymphatic systems and biological transport systems in general.

Transport phenomena operate at various scales and are indispensable for the sustenance and propagation of life. Our primary objective is to unravel the intricate relationships among the architecture of transport networks, their physical and developmental constraints, and their contribution to the overall fitness of the organisms they serve. Ultimately, we seek to integrate computation, theory and experimental data to bridge our micro- and mesoscopic knowledge of living processes and the intricacies of large-scale networks. By doing so, we aspire to unveil biological principles that can provide insights into the comparative vascular physiology across different species.

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