Systems Biology and Mathematical Modelling

Dr. Oliver Ebenhoeh
New position: Reader Systems Biology, University of Aberdeen

The group, led by Dr. Oliver Ebenhöh is focussing on the development of mathematical models of biological systems. We apply differential equations, convex algebra, stochastic equations and other mathematical concepts to describe and simulate metabolic and regulatory systems. The aims of our models are to explain the mechanisms underlying molecular interaction networks and to uncover design principles which lead to increased robustness, higher flexibility or better adaptability to changing environmental factors.

Applying evolutionary models to simulate the development of interaction networks under random mutations and selective pressure, we strive at understanding how characteristic structural properties of complex networks may have emerged.

Oliver Ebenhöh ( is working at the University of Aberdeen, Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology (

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