Quantitative Immunology

Coordinators: Grégoire Altan-Bonnet, Thierry Mora, Aleksandra Walczak, Anton Zilman

The field of quantitative immunology has a long tradition, with many remarkable successes. Yet the development of new experimental tools and novel statistical and theoretical analysis methods is changing the ways we think about the immune system, necessitating development of new paradigms and tools to address the functioning, development, and evolution of the immune system. This will bring together researchers who develop these tools, both experimentally and theoretically: physicists and mathematicians, along with established immunologists who are open to quantitative approaches in immunology. This will enable the emerging community of theoreticians and quantitative experimentalists to address immunological data together, and will lead to new directions in mathematical descriptions of the immune system and new experimental paradigms. In turn, these novel quantitative perspectives will lead to a better understanding of the functioning of this multiscale, strongly interacting system.

This program is funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.