Oxford Advanced Research Foundation
Dr. Eric Werner, President
Prof. Denis Noble, Vice President
Our world is increasingly computational. Unprecedented, new methods can be used to understand and potentially cure what have been incurable diseases. The main goal of this nonprofit corporation is to use computational methods to understand healthy and diseased biological processes and systems. Because of our expertise, a particular emphasis is placed on using and developing new computational approaches and strategies for understanding cancer and heart disease.
1. Cancer modeling and simulation: Cancer research and education using theoretical and computational methods to apply software to model and simulate the dynamics and development of various types of cancer.
Our president, Dr. Eric Werner, University of Oxford, is a world leader in state of the art, computational, modeling and simulation many types of cancers. His work suggests fundamentally, new research paradigm for dealing with cancer. This research suggests promising new research strategies for the diagnosis, treatment and cures for cancer.
2. Heart modeling and simulation to make possible the computational study of heart attacks, heart failure, and drug interactions with heart functions.
Our vice president, Prof. Denis Noble, University of Oxford, is the world leader in modeling the heart. He is the founder of the area of systems biology which uses mathematics, physics and computational models and simulation to understand and predict the properties of biological systems.
3. Tissue regeneration and Stem cell modeling and simulation: Research on stem cells, early embryo development, and tissue regeneration using theoretical, mathematical and computational methods to apply software to model and simulate the dynamics of such processes.
4. Early Embryo Development Modeling: Research and education applying computational methods and programs to model and simulate the dynamics and development multi-cellular systems. Research and education in the area of multi-agent systems including applications to systems biology and agent-based systems of communication and cooperation, especially cell-cell communication in development and multi-cellular diseases such as cancer.
5. Synthetic and systems biology: Integration of systems biology with synthetic biology to understand biological systems and organisms.
Board of Advisors
The board of advisors includes researchers and professors from the University of Oxford, Princeton University, Stanford University, and Harvard University.