BMC Sys. Biol.
Pedro Mendes is a Professor of Computational Systems Biology at the School of Computer Science, University of Manchester. He is also a principal investigator at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute, Virginia Tech. Pedro's profile on Google Scholar.
Our major projects are: the COPASI simulation software, the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, the BioPreDyn FP7 project. We have many other collaborators.
We follow an approach that is known as Systems Biology, where biological phenomena are seen as resulting from the interactions of its constituents. Our focus is mainly on the biochemical level, where the constituents are macromolecules and metabolites, and the interactions are reactions, diffusion and transport. Interpreting these phenomena requires the use of quantitative methods and therefore computation. We work on many aspects of Computational Systems Biology:
We are also very involved with the analysis and modelling of biological phenomena around oxidative stress:
We have currently two competitive PhD projects available in the University of Manchester.