Alvaro Köhn-Luque

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Visiting address Sognsvannsveien 9 Domus Medica 0372 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1122 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Mathematical and computational biology
  • Mathematical oncology
  • Stochastic modeling and simulation
  • Multi-scale data integration
  • Personalized cancer medicine
  • Vascular morphogenesis
  • Collective cell dynamics
  • Cell signalling and metabolism
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Patient-specific computer simulation of chemotherapy treatment in a heterogenous breast tumour. Simulated using a parallel solver of a stochastic, hybrid cellular automata. Background colors indicate oxygen pressure in the tumor tissue while cancer cells are represented by black dots. Please, see this publication for all details.

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    Higher education and employment history

    • Research Associate, Department of Biostatistics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway, 2016-....
    • Research Associate, Department for Innovative Methods of Computing, Center for High Performance Computing, TU Dresden, Germany, 2012-2015.
    • Junior leader and co-coordinator of GlioMath-Dresden project, TU Dresden, Germany, 2012-2014.
    • PhD in Mathematical and Computational Biology (Advisors: Prof. M.A. Herrero and Prof. J.M. Perez-Pomares), Department of Applied Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2012.
    • MSc in Physics and Mathematics - Biomathematics, University of Granada, Spain, 2008.
    • MSc in Mathematical Research - Applied Mathematics, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain, 2007.
    • Bachelor in Mathematics, University of Málaga, Spain, 2005.


    • Vessela Kristensen and Olav Engebråten, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital, Norway (personalised simulations of breast cancer therapy)
    • Jasmine Foo and Kevin Leder, University of Minnesota, USA (modeling drug response in blood cancers)
    • Kjetil Taskén and Jorrit Enserink groups, Institute for Cancer Research, Oslo University Hospital (drug response heterogeneity and synergies in blood cancers)
    • Aleix Prat's group, Hospital Clínic Barcelona (modeling drug combinations in ER+ breast cancer)
    • Koichi Nishiyama, International Research Center for Medical Sciences, Kumamoto University, Japan (collective cell dynamics in in vitro angiogenesis)
    • Hesso Farhan and  Salim Ghannoum, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (quantitative analysis and modeling of cancer cell migration)


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    Tags: Mathematics, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Oncology, Computational Biology, Quantitative Biology, Biostatistics, Systems Biology, Systems Medicine, Cancer, Vascular Morphogenesis, Multiscale Modeling, Stochastic Modeling, Statistical inference
    Published June 3, 2016 5:02 PM - Last modified May 3, 2022 1:02 PM