Welcome to the Computational Biology Lab

The Computational Biology Lab (DLab) is a transdisciplinary laboratory for basic and applied-research located at the Fundación Ciencia y Vida (FCV), Santiago, Chile.

DLab is associated to the Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencias de Valparaíso (CINV), a Millenium Institute housed at the Universidad de Valparaiso specialized in the study of the nervous system, including biophysicists, physiologists, neurobiologist, and experts on bioinformatics and molecular modeling. Its scope of study covers from the inner working of proteins that transduce signals from the outside world to the behavior of neural networks and of animals.

Research Focus
Headed by Dr. Tomas Perez-Acle, the main objective of DLab is to produce multi-scale computational models to get insights on the fundamental structure and dynamics underlying complex biological phenomena. To do so, we use and produce, computer-based simulation tools by combining advanced mathematical modeling, thermodynamics, physics and chemistry, together with high performance computing (HPC) techniques. Whilst our main goal is to produce a computational tool to conduct multi-scale simulation of biological systems, we also study fundamental biological processes at single scales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Outreach

As an important aspect of conducting scientific research, we are interested in the application of video game technologies (video game based learning) to the creation of novel learning tools.
See the video about Zombies during the opening of the Explora’s Week of Neuroscience.

DLab members come from different fields such as mathematics, engineering, biology, biochemistry, microbiology and biotechnology. In our transdisciplinary environment, every project is carried out by a team of people with diverse and complementary backgrounds. In this atmosphere, discussion and rigurosity are always sought, with a touch of brotherhood, friendship and collaborative research.

Scientific and technological contributions
For more than 11 years, students and researchers working at DLab contributed with applications in science and technology. DLab’s scientific papers and patents can be found here.