Welcome to the qobweb


The website of Jorge Carneiro's Quantitative Organism Biology (qob) lab, at the of the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência in Oeiras, Portugal.


Cells of multicellular organism cooperate to ensure body development and maintenance. They do this in a collective distributed manner, without any master or plan. At qob we investigate the multilevel mechanisms that give rise to whole organism properties, in search for general principles of the organisation of living systems and, eventually, the design of artificial systems.