About the research
Each of us began as a single cell, which eventually "multiplied" through cell division into two cells, four cells, and so on. Sounds pretty mathematical, doesn't it? It is not surprising that Jan Rombouts (KU Leuven) studies the cell cycle not from biological point of view, but by using mathematics. By casting the cell cycle into mathematical equations, he wants to help biological scientists gain more insight in the wondrous functioning of the cell.