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.

http://futur.upc.edu/BIOCOM-SC

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/BIOCOM-SC

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.

http://futur.upc.edu/BIOCOM-SC

Enviaments recents

  • Development of a computational model of abscess formation 

    Pigozzo, Alexandre B.; Missiakas, Dominique; Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Weber dos Santos, Rodrigo; Lobosco, Marcelo (2018-06-26)
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    In some bacterial infections, the immune system cannot eliminate the invading pathogen. In these cases, the invading pathogen is successful in establishing a favorable environment to survive and persist in the host organism. ...
  • Experimental study of a microchannel bubble injector for microgravity applications 

    Arias Calderón, Santiago; Ruiz, X; Casademunt Viader, Jaume; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; González Cinca, Ricardo (2009-01)
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    We perform a quantitative characterization of a microbubble injector in conditions relevant to microgravity. The injector pregenerates a slug flow by using a capillary T-junction, whose operation is robust to changes in ...
  • Pattern forming instabilities of the nematic smectic-B interface 

    Toth-Katona, T; Börzsönyi, T; Buka, A; González Cinca, Ricardo; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Casademunt Viader, Jaume; Hernández-Manchado, A; Kramer, L (2000-10)
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    Free growth properties of the smectic B liquid crystalline phase into the supercooled nematic have been investigated in quasi-two-dimensional geometry. Different orientation combinations of the two phases have been achieved ...
  • Heat diffusion anisotropy in dendritic growth: phase field simulations and experiments in liquid crystals 

    González Cinca, Ricardo; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Casademunt Viader, Jaume; Hernández Machado, Aurora; Toth-Katona, T; Börzsönyi, T; Buka, A (1998-10)
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    An anisotropic heat diffusion coefficient is introduced in order to study some interfacial growth phenomena. This anisotropy has been incorporated in a phase field model which has been studied numerically to reproduce some ...
  • Modeling random crawling, membrane deformation and intracellular polarity of motile amoeboid cells 

    Alonso Muñoz, Sergio; Stange, Maike; Beta, Carsten (Public Library of Science (PLOS), 2018-08-01)
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    Amoeboid movement is one of the most widespread forms of cell motility that plays a key role in numerous biological contexts. While many aspects of this process are well investigated, the large cell-to-cell variability ...
  • Bubble dynamics in turbulent duct flows: Lattice-Boltzmann simulations and drop tower experiments 

    Bitlloch, Pau; Ruiz Martí, Xavier; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Casademunt Viader, Jaume (2018-06-23)
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    Lattice-Boltzmann simulations of a turbulent duct flow have been carried out to obtain trajectories of passive tracers in the conditions of a series of microgravity experiments of turbulent bubble suspensions. The statistics ...
  • Generation and control of monodisperse bubble suspensions in microgravity 

    Bitlloch, Pau; Ruiz Martí, Xavier; Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Casademunt Viader, Jaume (2018-06-01)
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    A new experimental setup for the generation of homogeneous, monodisperse bubble suspensions in turbulent duct flows in microgravity has been designed and tested in drop tower experiments. The setup provides independent ...
  • Periodic spiking by a pair of ionic channels 

    Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano; Sancho Herrero, José María (2018-09-01)
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    Neuronal cells present periodic trains of localized voltage spikes involving a large amount of different ionic channels. A relevant question is whether this is a cooperative effect or it could also be an intrinsic property ...
  • Fixed-density boundary conditions in overdamped Langevin simulations of diffusion in channels 

    Ramírez de la Piscina Millán, Laureano (2018-07)
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    We consider the numerical integration of Langevin equations for particles in a channel, in the presence of boundary conditions fixing the concentration values at the ends. This kind of boundary condition appears for instance ...
  • How a multi-agent programmable modelling environment like NetLogo can help to deal with communities or assemblages of bacteria on surfaces? 

    Ginovart Gisbert, Marta (2018)
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  • Using archaeomagnetism to improve the dating of three sites in Catalonia (NE Spain) 

    Casas, Lluís; Auguet Sangrá, Carlota E.; Cantoni, Gerard; López Vilar, Jordi; Guasch Ferré, Núria; Prevosti Monclús, Marta (2018)
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    Archaeomagnetic dating was performed on four archaeological structures in Catalonia (NE Spain) using magnetic inclination and declination values from three reference curves: the Iberian SVC and two curves computed using ...
  • Seedling emergence through soil surface seals under laboratory conditions: effect of mechanical impedance and seal moisture 

    Mas Serra, Maite; Verdú González, Antoni Maria Claret; Ginovart Gisbert, Marta; Josa March, Ramon (2017)
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    It is well known that soil sealing strongly affects seedling emergence. The effect of soil sealing on the emergence of flax and turnip seedlings was studied in the laboratory. Seeds were sown in pots, watered, then covered ...

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