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The research group "Discrete Modelling and Simulation of Biological Systems (MOSIMBIO)" comprises physicists, mathematicians, biologists and agronomists that investigate topics on microbiology from an interdisciplinary perspective. Its methodology is known as Individual-based Modelling (IbM), and it has been used to study different microbial systems (such as bacteria, yeast, protozoan parasites or multispieces ecosystems) and processes of industrial or environmental interest (controlled cultivation, decomposition/preservation of food, composting and wastewater treatment or nitrification dynamics in soil, among others).

These diverse collection of systems has in common that the activity of single microorganisms is the cornerstone of the ocurring phenomena.
IbM methodology considers the microorganism as the central modelled entity: it describes the basic rules of its behaviour and, once implemented in a simulator, extracts the
collective behavior of the community.

You can find us at the School of Agricultural Engineering of Barcelona,
located in the Parc Mediterrani de la Tecnologia (Castelldefels, Barcelona), from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.