Dynamical Systems Biology lab

Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo

Dynamical Systems Biology lab

Jordi Garcia-Ojalvo

Our team

Current lab members



  • Arianne Bercowsky (master student)

    Free-form modeling of single-cell dynamical data

  • Lara Escuain (PhD student)

    Data assimilation in mesoscopic brain models
    Co-advised with Antonio J. Pons (Technical University of Catalonia)

  • Carmen Fuentes (master student)

    Computation with gene regulatory networks

  • Letícia Galera (PhD student)

    Dynamics of bacterial regulation

  • David Ibañez (PhD student)

    Applications of reservoir computing for biomedical data analysis
    Co-advised with Aureli Soria-Frisch (Starlab)

  • Keith Kennedy (master student)

    Mapping the dynamical landscape of cells

  • Linus Manubens (PhD student)

    Neuromorphological correlates of cognitive disability
    Co-advised with Mara Dierssen (Center for Genomic Regulation)

  • Rosa Martinez Corral (PhD student)

    Signaling and metabolic interactions

  • Laura Mora (master student)

    Decision making in the early embryo

  • Pablo Ruiz (PhD student)

    Dynamics of biological aging

  • Carlos Toscano (PhD student)

    Dynamics of the stationary phase in bacteria


Alumni



  • Elena Abad (postdoc 2012-2016)

    Signaling and cell dynamics in the immune system
    Currently at Thomson-Reuters, Barcelona

  • Joao Ascensao (visiting Fulbright student 2016-2017)

    Mapping the dynamical landscape of cells
    Currently at University of California, Berkeley

  • Pablo Balenzuela (postdoc 2005-2007)

    Dynamics of neuronal systems
    Currently at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Alessandro Barardi (PhD student 2013-2015)

    Collective neural oscillations
    Currently at Unicredit, Milan, Italy

  • Bernat Bramon (master student 2014)

    Dynamics of infection
    Currently at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Grace Brooks (master student 2015)

    Dynamics of the immune response
    Currently at McGill University, Canada

  • Javier M. Buldú (PhD student 1999-2003)

    Entrainment of semiconductor lasers: noise, modulation and synchronization
    Currently at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid

  • Pablo Casani (visiting student 2016-2017)

    Modeling of collective neural oscillations
    Currently at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • Marta Dies (PhD student 2011-2015)

    Coupled dynamical processes in bacteria
    Currently at Lehigh University, United States

  • Núria Domedel-Puig (postdoc 2008-2011)

    Signaling dynamics in the immune system
    Currently at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Lorena Espinar (PhD student 2008-2012)

    Dynamics of cellular decision making
    Currently at Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona

  • Marçal Gabaldà (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Information processing in gene and protein networks

  • Nara Guisoni (postdoc 2012-2013)

    Decision making in stem cells
    Currently at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

  • Cristina M. González (PhD student 2004-2009)

    Dynamical behavior of delay-coupled semiconductor lasers
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Marit Hoffmeyer (master student 2014)

    Dynamics of bacterial biofilms
    Currently at University of Bremen, Germany

  • Thomas Holst-Hansen (visiting PhD student 2015)

    Dynamics of natural killer cells
    Currently at Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

  • Marta Ibañes (PhD student 1997-2001)

    Co-advised with Jose M. Sancho (University of Barcelona)
    Noise-induced phase transitions
    Currently at Universitat de Barcelona

  • Maciej Jedynak (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Driven mesoscopic brain models
    Currently at the University of Grenoble, France

  • Daniel Malagarriga (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Co-advised with Antonio J. Pons (Technical University of Catalonia)
    Syncronization and emerging behavior of neural mass models
    Currently at the University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Josep Mercadal (master student 2016)

    Dynamics of the immune response to virus infection
    Currently at the University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Albert Miguel (master student 2016)

    Delayed gene regulatory networks in immune cells

  • Sebastian Ohse (visiting PhD student 2014)

    Criticality in gene networks
    Currently at University of Freiburg, Germany

  • Nicolàs Palacio (master student 2016)

    Modeling in vitro Min oscillations
    Currently at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Antonio J. Pons (postdoc 2007-2010)

    Mesoscopic brain dynamics
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Elba Raimundez (master student 2016)

    Pulsatile behavior in cellular signaling
    Currently at Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany

  • Pau Rué (PhD student 2010-2013)

    Noise and excitability in cellular regulation
    Currently at University of Cambridge, UK

  • Belén Sancristóbal (PhD student 2010-2013)

    Collective neuronal oscillations
    Currently at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Jordi Tiana-Alsina (PhD student 2007-2011)

    Dynamics and synchronization of semiconductor lasers
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Ekkehard Ullner (postdoc 2008-2009)

    Noise in excitable systems and circadian oscillators
    Currently at University of Aberdeen, UK

  • Jordi Zamora-Munt (PhD student 2007-2011)

    Co-advised with Cristina Masoller (Technical University of Catalonia)
    Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of semiconductor lasers


Our team

Current lab members



  • Arianne Bercowsky (master student)

    Free-form modeling of single-cell dynamical data

  • Lara Escuain (PhD student)

    Data assimilation in mesoscopic brain models
    Co-advised with Antonio J. Pons (Technical University of Catalonia)

  • Carmen Fuentes (master student)

    Computation with gene regulatory networks

  • Letícia Galera (PhD student)

    Dynamics of bacterial regulation

  • David Ibañez (PhD student)

    Applications of reservoir computing for biomedical data analysis
    Co-advised with Aureli Soria-Frisch (Starlab)

  • Keith Kennedy (master student)

    Mapping the dynamical landscape of cells

  • Linus Manubens (PhD student)

    Neuromorphological correlates of cognitive disability
    Co-advised with Mara Dierssen (Center for Genomic Regulation)

  • Rosa Martinez Corral (PhD student)

    Signaling and metabolic interactions

  • Laura Mora (master student)

    Decision making in the early embryo

  • Pablo Ruiz (PhD student)

    Dynamics of biological aging

  • Carlos Toscano (PhD student)

    Dynamics of the stationary phase in bacteria


Alumni



  • Elena Abad (postdoc 2012-2016)

    Signaling and cell dynamics in the immune system
    Currently at Thomson-Reuters, Barcelona

  • Joao Ascensao (visiting Fulbright student 2016-2017)

    Mapping the dynamical landscape of cells
    Currently at University of California, Berkeley

  • Pablo Balenzuela (postdoc 2005-2007)

    Dynamics of neuronal systems
    Currently at Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Alessandro Barardi (PhD student 2013-2015)

    Collective neural oscillations
    Currently at Unicredit, Milan, Italy

  • Bernat Bramon (master student 2014)

    Dynamics of infection
    Currently at University of Canterbury, New Zealand

  • Grace Brooks (master student 2015)

    Dynamics of the immune response
    Currently at McGill University, Canada

  • Javier M. Buldú (PhD student 1999-2003)

    Entrainment of semiconductor lasers: noise, modulation and synchronization
    Currently at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid

  • Pablo Casani (visiting student 2016-2017)

    Modeling of collective neural oscillations
    Currently at Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • Marta Dies (PhD student 2011-2015)

    Coupled dynamical processes in bacteria
    Currently at Lehigh University, United States

  • Núria Domedel-Puig (postdoc 2008-2011)

    Signaling dynamics in the immune system
    Currently at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • Lorena Espinar (PhD student 2008-2012)

    Dynamics of cellular decision making
    Currently at Center for Genomic Regulation, Barcelona

  • Marçal Gabaldà (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Information processing in gene and protein networks

  • Nara Guisoni (postdoc 2012-2013)

    Decision making in stem cells
    Currently at Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina

  • Cristina M. González (PhD student 2004-2009)

    Dynamical behavior of delay-coupled semiconductor lasers
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Marit Hoffmeyer (master student 2014)

    Dynamics of bacterial biofilms
    Currently at University of Bremen, Germany

  • Thomas Holst-Hansen (visiting PhD student 2015)

    Dynamics of natural killer cells
    Currently at Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark

  • Marta Ibañes (PhD student 1997-2001)

    Co-advised with Jose M. Sancho (University of Barcelona)
    Noise-induced phase transitions
    Currently at Universitat de Barcelona

  • Maciej Jedynak (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Driven mesoscopic brain models
    Currently at the University of Grenoble, France

  • Daniel Malagarriga (PhD student 2012-2017)

    Co-advised with Antonio J. Pons (Technical University of Catalonia)
    Syncronization and emerging behavior of neural mass models
    Currently at the University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Josep Mercadal (master student 2016)

    Dynamics of the immune response to virus infection
    Currently at the University of Barcelona, Spain

  • Albert Miguel (master student 2016)

    Delayed gene regulatory networks in immune cells

  • Sebastian Ohse (visiting PhD student 2014)

    Criticality in gene networks
    Currently at University of Freiburg, Germany

  • Nicolàs Palacio (master student 2016)

    Modeling in vitro Min oscillations
    Currently at RWTH Aachen University, Germany

  • Antonio J. Pons (postdoc 2007-2010)

    Mesoscopic brain dynamics
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Elba Raimundez (master student 2016)

    Pulsatile behavior in cellular signaling
    Currently at Helmholtz Zentrum Munich, Germany

  • Pau Rué (PhD student 2010-2013)

    Noise and excitability in cellular regulation
    Currently at University of Cambridge, UK

  • Belén Sancristóbal (PhD student 2010-2013)

    Collective neuronal oscillations
    Currently at Universitat Pompeu Fabra

  • Jordi Tiana-Alsina (PhD student 2007-2011)

    Dynamics and synchronization of semiconductor lasers
    Currently at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya

  • Ekkehard Ullner (postdoc 2008-2009)

    Noise in excitable systems and circadian oscillators
    Currently at University of Aberdeen, UK

  • Jordi Zamora-Munt (PhD student 2007-2011)

    Co-advised with Cristina Masoller (Technical University of Catalonia)
    Nonlinear and stochastic dynamics of semiconductor lasers