Dynamic Energy Budget Theory: A General Mathematical Theory in Biology, Empirically Tested for the Major Groups of Organisms
Instituto Superior Técnico –
Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory, developed by Bas Kooijman at the Department of Theoretical Biology in the Free University of Amsterdam is the first general biological theory at the organism level since the theory of evolution. It is a mathematical theory, comprising all taxonomic groups, with extensive empirical testing and already several practical applications, namely in toxicology (where its use is recommended by ISO and OECD), environmental engineering and biological engineering. It is based on simple mechanistic rules for the uptake of energy and nutrients and the consequences of these rules for physiological organization along the life cycles of organisms.
The broad generality of DEB theory opens very significant research opportunities. In particular, the use of data mining and text mining techniques to obtain parameters for the widest set of organisms possible, and its use as a macroscopic theory to establish a framework for systems biology approaches.
Date: 2008-Apr-03 Time: 16:00:00 Room: 336
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Workshop “Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango” – 2nd Edition
Title: Workshop Metabolism and mathematical models: Two for a tango – 2nd Edition
Dates: October 25-26, 2022
Location: This workshop will be held in a virtual way
The topic of this workshop is metabolism in general, with a special focus, although not exclusive, on parasitology. Besides an exploration of the biological, biochemical and biomedical aspects, the workshop will also aim at presenting some of the mathematical modelling, algorithmic theory and software development that have become crucial to explore such aspects.
This workshop is being organised in the context of two projects, both with the Inria European Team Erable. One of the projects involves a partnership with the University of São Paulo (USP), in São Paulo, Brazil, more specifically the Institute of Mathematics and Statistics (IME) and the Institute of Biomedical Sciences – Inria Associated Team Capoeira – and the other involves the Inesc-ID/IST in Portugal, ETH in Zürich and EMBL in Heidelberg – H2020 Twinning Project Olissipo.
The workshop is open to all members of these two projects but also, importantly, to the community in general.
The program and more details are available here.