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Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Location : Vigo / ES
Leader : Julio Banga
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- Description of the institution:

The Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC, Spanish Council for Scientific Research) is an autonomous, multi-disciplinary public research body affiliated to the Spanish Government. CSIC is the largest public research body in Spain, with over 110 Institutes. More info at

- Description of the different units involved in the project / Competences of the team in the project:

The team participating in BaSysBio, Bio-Process Engineering Group , is located at the Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (IIM-CSIC) in Vigo, northwest of Spain. The team has strong expertise in dynamic modelling of biological systems , with emphasis on:

(i) robust parameter estimation of nonlinear dynamic models, and optimal experimental design,

(ii) optimisation (local, global; single and multi-objective) and optimal control,

(iii) advanced control, including robust and non-linear model predictive control, and

(iv) dynamic simulation of hybrid (discrete/continuous) lumped/distributed systems

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Tasks in BaSysBio:

This team will participate in WP3.2 regarding parameter estimation, optimal experimental design and multi-objective optimisation, and in WP4.1 and WP5.2.

- Key persons involved in BaSysBio:

Dr Julio R. Banga ( )

Team leader, PhD in Chemical Engineering and tenured researcher of CSIC. He has acknowledged experience in global optimisation and nonlinear optimal control, with most applications in the bio-systems area (over 60 research papers). He is a member of the IFAC's Technical Committee (TC) on Control of Biotechnological Processes. He is the principal researcher of many national and international projects, including 5 EU projects.

Dr Antonio A. Alonso

Dr Alonso has a PhD in Chemical Engineering and he is specialised in the analysis and control of nonlinear dynamic systems, with many applications in the bio-systems area (over 50 research papers). He is particularly interested in the analysis of biochemical networks and diffusion-reaction phenomena in biosystems.

Additionally, a postdoctoral researcher will be hired by the team to work in the BaSysBio tasks.

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