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.

Editorial Board

As of December 8, 2017, Age Smilde is a member of the editorial 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 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. The selection committee read more

Tasting by Measuring

Age Smilde, Robert Hall (Wageningen Universiteit & Researchcentrum) and Thomas Hankemeier (Universiteit Leiden) have been awarded a NWO Technology Area (TA)-grant to study, together with food companies DSM and Unilever, the flavour profile of food products read more

Award winning paper on the front page of Metabolomics

Metabolimics front page

The award winning paper by Ewa Szymańska and her collegues from the BDA group received extra attention when it featured on the front page of the October issue of Metabolomics.