Mission Statement

We develop and validate methods for organizing, summarizing and visualizing complex biological data for systems biology through the integration of bioinformatics and biostatistics.

Fusion of data and information

To understand certain characteristics of a biological system, this system is probed through measurements. For a proper analysis of the data, a conceptual model of (part of) that system needs to be developed and implemented in a mathematical or statistical model. The measured data can then be confronted with this model and its estimated parameters can be used to obtain understanding of the biological system.

Editor-in-Chief Journal of Chemometrics

As of April 1, Age Smilde is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemometrics. He will be responsible - together with the editors and the editorial board members - for the scientific content of the Journal.

Editorial Advisory Board Metabolites

As of November 2017, Age Smilde is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Metabolites.

Award winning paper

The paper entitled Covariances Simultaneous Component Analysis: a new method within a framework for modeling covariances, authored by Age K. Smilde, Marieke E. Timmerman, Edoardo Saccenti, Jeroen J. Jansen and Huub C. J. Hoefsloot, J. Chemom., 2015, volume 29, pages 277-288, has been selected as the winner of the 2017 Kowalski prize for the "Best Application Paper" published in the Journal of Chemometrics in 2015 and 2016.