El grup de recerca BIOCOM-SC aspira a crear sinergies de manera que els coneixements de física bàsica (fluids, materials, sistemes complexos) s’utilitzin per abordar problemes en biociència, des d’aquells d’interès en biomedicina (dinàmica d’ones elèctriques al cor, xarxes neuronals, tuberculosi) a d’altres d’enginyeria de sistemes biològics (simulació de sistemes microbians d’interès agroalimentari i medi ambiental). Per assolir aquest objectiu comptem amb un grup interdisciplinari on a més de físics hi ha matemàtics, enginyers i biòlegs, en col·laboració amb grups de biologia experimental de dins i fora de Catalunya. L’objectiu final és esdevenir un grup de referència en biologia teòrica i computacional capaç de fer el salt des de les idees de física fonamental a problemes d’interès biosanitari o mediambiental.

The group studies out-of-equilibrium systems by means of nonlinear dynamics techniques and their application to the self-organisation of complex systems, spatiotemporal pattern formation, biophysical systems, materials science, nanometric devices, studies and measurements in architectural and environmental acoustics and energetic efficiency in buildings.

The group studies out-of-equilibrium systems by means of nonlinear dynamics techniques and their application to the self-organisation of complex systems, spatiotemporal pattern formation, biophysical systems, materials science, nanometric devices, studies and measurements in architectural and environmental acoustics and energetic efficiency in buildings.

Recent Submissions

  • Stability of oscillating hexagons in rotating convection 

    Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Riecke, Hermann (2000)
    Article
    Open Access
    Breaking the chiral symmetry, rotation induces a secondary Hopf bifurcation in weakly nonlinear hexagon patterns which gives rise to oscillating hexagons. We study the stability of the oscillating hexagons using three ...
  • Sideband instabilities and defects of quasipatterns 

    Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Riecke, Hermann (2001)
    Article
    Open Access
    Quasipatterns have been found in dissipative systems ranging from Faraday waves in vertically vibrated fluid layers to nonlinear optics. We describe the dynamics of octagonal, decagonal and dodecagonal quasipatterns by ...
  • Spatiotemporal control of cardiac alternans 

    Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Karma, Alain (Institute of Physics (IOP), 2002)
    Article
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Electrical alternans are believed to be linked to the onset of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac death. Recent studies have shown that alternans can be suppressed temporally by dynamic feedback ...
  • Effects of small conductance calcium activated potassium channels in atrial myocytes 

    Peñaranda Ayllón, Angelina; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas; Álvarez Lacalle, Enrique; Rodríguez Cantalapiedra, Inma (IEEE Computer Society Conference Publishing Services (CPS), 2017)
    Conference lecture
    Open Access
    Among the different potassium channels present in cardiac myocytes, the small conductance Ca2+ activated potassium channels (SK channels) are particular because they are affected by changes in intracellular calcium. The ...
  • Computational Model of Calcium Signaling in Cardiac Atrial Cells at the Submicron Scale 

    Marchena Angos, Miquel; Echebarría Domínguez, Blas (2018-12-10)
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    Open Access
    In cardiac cells, calcium is the mediator of excitation-contraction coupling. Dysfunctions in calcium handling have been identified as the origin of some cardiac arrhythmias. In the particular case of atrial myocytes, ...
  • Analyzing policymaking for tuberculosis control in Nigeria 

    Ahmad, Nura MR; Montañola Sales, Cristina; Prats Soler, Clara; Musa, Mustapha; López Codina, Daniel; Casanovas Garcia, Josep (2018-11-07)
    Article
    Open Access
    Today, tuberculosis (TB) is still one of the major threats to humankind, being the first cause of death by an infectious disease worldwide. TB is a communicable chronic disease that every year affects 10 million people ...
  • Congenital and blood transfusion transmission of chagas disease: A framework using mathematical modeling 

    Ramalho, Edneide; Albuquerque, Jones O.; Cristino, Cláudio; Lorena, Virginia; Gómez i Prat, Jordi; Prats Soler, Clara; López Codina, Daniel (2018-11-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Chagas disease or American trypanosomiasis is an important health problem in Latin America. Due to the mobility of Latin American population around the world, countries without vector presence started to report disease ...
  • A sounding rocket experiment to control boiling by means of acoustic waves 

    Quintana Buil, Guillem; Garcia Sabaté, Anna; Batlle, Sergi; López, Gabriel; Sierra, Víctor; Casas, O.; González Cinca, Ricardo (2018-01-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    One of the most critical issues when considering long-term space exploration missions is the management and storage of cryogenic propellants. The exposure of storage tanks to radiation and extreme temperatures implies the ...
  • Leishmaniasis parasite segmentation and classification using deep learning 

    Górriz, Marc; Aparicio, Albert; Raventós, Berta; Vilaplana Besler, Verónica; Sayrol Clols, Elisa; López Codina, Daniel (Springer, 2018)
    Conference lecture
    Restricted access - publisher's policy
    Leishmaniasis is considered a neglected disease that causes thousands of deaths annually in some tropical and subtropical countries. There are various techniques to diagnose leishmaniasis of which manual microscopy is ...
  • Can systems immunology lead tuberculosis eradication? 

    Cardona Iglesias, Pere Joan; Català, Martí; Arch, Marta; Arias, Lilibeth; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Cardona, Paula; López Codina, Daniel; Vilaplana, Cristina; Prats Soler, Clara (Elsevier, 2018-10-30)
    Article
    Open Access
    25 years after the declaration of a Global Emergency by the World Health Organization, tuberculosis (TB) remains a major enemy to the humankind. During this period, much progress has been done to better understand its ...
  • Ectopic beats arise from micro-reentries near infarct regions in simulations of a patient-specific heart model 

    sachetto Oliveira, Rafael; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Otaviano Campos, Fernando; Martins Rocha, Bernardo; Filipe Fernandes, João; Kuehne, Titus; Weber dos Santos, Rodrigo (Nature, 2018-12-01)
    Article
    Open Access
    Ectopic beats are known to be involved in the initiation of a variety of cardiac arrhythmias. Although their location may vary, ectopic excitations have been found to originate from infarct areas, regions of micro-fibrosis ...
  • Histidine decarboxylase-positive lactic acid bacteria strains and the formation of histamine in ripened cheeses 

    Valle Mendoza, Luis Javier del; Ginovart Gisbert, Marta; Gordún Quiles, Elena; Carbó Moliner, Rosa (2018-09-14)
    Article
    Open Access
    The relationship between histidine decarboxylase-positive (hdc+) lactic acid bacteria (LAB) counts and the amounts of biogenic amines, particularly histamine, in cheeses made with and without LAB starter were investigated. ...

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