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Research

Simulation and Modelling Lab


We study interdisciplinary applications of nonlinear dynamics and complex systems, with special emphasis in biophysics, material science, chemical reactions, and fluid dynamics. We employ analytical and numerical tools from nonlinear science and statistical mechanics to discover and analyze the relevant mechanisms that are responsible for the complex behaviour of some physical, chemical, and biological systems.

Between the topics currently under research by the group we have:

  • Fundamental cell Biophysics
  • Computational neuroscience
  • Complex fluids
  • Chemical reaction-diffusion systems
  • Superconductivity

 

Cardiac Dynamics Lab

We are interested in understanding the transition to different types of arrhythmias. For that, we have developed models at the organ, tissue, cellular and sub cellular scales, focusing in electrical wave propagation, its coupling to contraction and the dynamics of intracellular calcium. This requieres the use of different numerical and analytical techniques, to analyse the resulting ordinary, parcial or stochastic equations.

Among the topics we are interested in are:

  • Action potential and calcium alternans
  • Excitation-contraction coupling
  • Fibrosis
  • Electrical wave instabilities
  • Mechanisms of sudden cardiac death
  • Atrial fibrillation