Just as Geometry means "measuring the earth", Biometry means "measuring life". More exactly, it can be said to constitute quantitative - predominantly statistical - methodologies for the life sciences. The biometry research group focuses on modelling and analysis of biological phenomena and processes. The research covers a wide spectrum of topics ranging from problems at the molecular level to populations and evolution. In particular, the research group addresses questions in population genetics, gene mapping and epidemiology of complex diseases, systems and molecular biology, phylogenetics, and the evaluation of environmental risks. To tackle these problems the research group uses a variety of approaches, most importantly probabilistic and Bayesian methods. A characteristic feature of the research of the Biometry group is a very strong emphasis on collaborative research, carried out jointly with staff members of the sectorial research institutions.
Ongoing research topics: see home pages of members.