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The NSF-Simons Center for Quantitative Biology at Northwestern University teams biologists addressing important unanswered questions about development with mathematical scientists from across Northwestern’s Evanston campus to empower levels of analysis not previously possible. By developing dynamic measurements of high dimensional phenomena using imaging and sequencing and other technologies, center investigators will make important new discoveries about the emergent properties of growth and development.

In addition, our goal is to stimulate life and mathematical scientists from around the United States and overseas to apply mathematical inquiry to the study of growth and development. This involves interdisciplinary training of the next generation of scientists, providing research and training opportunities for established scientists eager to enrich their research programs, and fostering new collaborations across traditional disciplines.

An NSF-Simons Research Center for Mathematics of Complex Biological Systems (MathBioSys)

National Science Foundation 1764421-01 and Simons Foundation 597491-01



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