University College Dublin is a leader in systems biology with a special focus on modelling signal transduction pathways. It is the largest university in Ireland, with approximately 25,000 full-time students. The University College Dublin has several strong research programs in mathematics, statistics, and systems biology. It has received €458 million in research contracts over the last 5 years from national and international agencies including the EC.

Within sysVASC, University College Dublin will contribute systems biology and statistical analysis, with focus on signal transduction.


© Walter Kolch

Prof. Walter Kolch, MD

Walter Kolch is the director of the Conway, an interdisciplinary flagship research institute for biomedical research and Systems Biology Ireland (SBI) located on the University College Dublin campus. He is an expert in functional genomics, proteomics and systems biology of signal transduction. Walter Kolch has ample experience in collaborative research through leading and participating in multi-partner research projects, including EC projects.

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1 Santra, T., Kholodenko, B., and Kolch, W. (2012). An integrated bayesian framework for identifying phosphorylation networks in stimulated cells. Adv Exp Med Biol 736, 59-80.

2 Kholodenko, B., Yaffe M. B., and Kolch, W. (2012). Computational approaches for analyzing information flow in biological networks. Sci Signal 5, 10.1126/scisignal.2002961.;5/220/re1

3 Xu, T. R., et al. (2010). Inferring signaling pathway topologies from multiple perturbation measurements of specific biochemical species. Sci Signal. 3, ra20.

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