Welcome to phymbie
Physical Modelling in Biology, Immunology, and Ecology group
Welcome to the phymbie group, in the Physics Department of Ryerson University.
The phymbie group was established on August 2007 with the Ryerson start-up fund. As the name implies, research in the phymbie group concentrates on applying computational and mathematical modelling techniques commonly used in Physics to solving important problems in Biology, Immunology, and Ecology. Phymbie is not an experimental group. The data used in our research is gathered elsewhere and obtained through our collaborators or through the literature.
The actual models, which range from simple ordinary differential equation systems to elaborate agent-based computer models, are typically implemented in C, python, or Octave. Some of our agent-based simulation are developed as clients for the Multi-Agent System Visualisation platform MASyV, developed and maintained by the phymbie group. MASyV is a free open-source software for Linux/Unix/Mac systems available for download on SourceForge.net. Phymbie group members have/acquire good mathematical and programming skills, and a rigorous and in-depth understanding of the systems they are modelling.
If you are interested in joining the phymbie group, check out the positions currently available within the group.