We are a unique team of statistical physicists, neuroscientists, applied mathematicians and biomedical engineers.
We develop new data science methodology, perform empirical analysis on large-scale physiological databases and model the dynamics of complex physiological systems.
We aim to understand basic mechanisms of physiologic control and address the fundamental question of how organ systems dynamically interact and collectively behave as a network to produce health or disease.
Research lead by Plamen Ch. Ivanov credited with founding the field of Network Physiology
BU Physicists creating a new, math-driven field of medicine
First Atlas of Dynamic Interactions among Organ Systems
Boston University Research Story:
Other Media Reports
( now open for applications )
With support from the Alessandro Volta Foundation and the journal Physiological Measurement, the summer institute we organize at the Lake Como School for Advanced Studies, Como, Italy, July 24-29, 2017 aims to address a diverse audience of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, research scientists and faculty across a broad range of disciplines, and will discuss the challenges, current frontiers and future developments in the emerging interdisciplinary field
of Network Physiology.
"ISINP 2017 is now announced by SIAM".
Special Issue ( now open for submissions ):
Special Issue (2014-2016):
The first focus issue in the literature devoted to Network Physiology
and Network Medicine. Including 26 original publications it was one of the largest and most successful focus issues published in NJP .
The Laboratory for Network Physiology actively supports openness and transparency in scientific communication. Our close collaboration with Open Scholar
), an international organisation of research scholars promoting open science, testifies to our commitment to ethical and socially responsible academic practices.
Visitors and Seminars
Mayu Kamide, Associate Producer, and Yuji Maruyama, Director of Science and Environment at NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation, who work on a new ``NHK Special'' documentary TV series with focus on the human body, visited our lab to discuss Network Physiology on July 21st, 2016.
and gave a talk on "Approaches to cerebral autoregulation: time-variability
and repeatability of the cerebral autoregulation measures" on June 27th, 2016.
to discuss the emerging field of Network Physiology.
Bartsch RP, Liu KKL, Bashan A, and Ivanov PCh. PLOS ONE, 2015; 10(11): e0142143
Liu KKL, Bartsch RP, Lin A, Mantegna RN, and Ivanov PCh.
Liu KKL, Bartsch RP, Ma QDY, and Ivanov PCh.
[ PDF ] Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 2015; 640, 012013
Bartsch RP, Liu KKL, Ma QDY, and Ivanov PCh.
Bartsch RP and Ivanov PCh.
Communications in Computer and Information Science 2014; 438: 270-287
Ivanov PCh and Bartsch RP.
edited by D'Agostino G and Scala A.
Springer International Publishing Switzerland,
Series Title 5394; 2014: pp. 203-222
Lo C-C, Bartsch RP, Ivanov PCh.
Europhysics Letters (EPL) 2013; 102(1): 10008
Bartsch RP, Schumann AY, Kantelhardt JW, Penzel T, Ivanov PCh.
Bashan A, Bartsch RP, Kantelhardt JW, Havlin S, Ivanov PCh.
Nature Communications 2012; 3: 702 doi: 10.1038/ ncomms1705.