About us – University of Copenhagen

The Center for Models of Life started as a center of excellence initiative under the Danish National Research Foundation in 2005.

The idea of the center was spawned at the interface between physics and biology, with inspiration from the many new quantitative tools that was developed in the biological sciences. This opened for a new and more number based approach to understand living systems, in particular on the genetic and epigenetic level.

As the center matured, we have expanded the research directions, and members of the center are now engaged in a number of projects that extend from epigenetics to stem cells and from virus to microbiomes. Diversity in itself has become a major inspiration for our activities, as we repeatedly see that ``more is different".