Published on March 13, 2014 by

SARCHI project – Mechanistic modelling of health and epidemiology

The currently used mathematical models for medical treatment at the individual or population level are largely phenomenological and have limited quantitative predictive power. In 2013 Prof J. Snoep took up the SACEMA SARCHI Chair in mechanistic modelling of health and epidemiology. The task of the chair is to provide a mechanistic modelling approach with more predictive strength to pharmaceutical drug and intervention steps for individual and public health compared to current models. In this contribution an overview of the project is given and some of the work performed in the first year is highlighted.