LABORATORY FOR RESEARCH
IN COMPLEX SYSTEMS
We embrace complexity at the LRC
Complex Systems are at the heart of reality.
We develop rigorous quantitative models to better understand inputs, outputs, components and their relationships within complex systems.
The knowledge we gain from one system can be applied to another, allowing us to develop innovative, high-value solutions aimed at solving long-standing problems in a wide range of fields.
Our work on Thiomargarita was a runner-up for breakthrough technology of the 2022 year by Science Magazine! Woohoo!!
If you heard the buzz about our work on bacterial sizes... yes, we do talk about centimeter-long bacteria that can be seen with the naked eye... Huge congrats to Dr. Jean-Marie Volland, scientist at LRC (pun intended!) for this textbook altering discovery!
A centimeter-long bacterium with DNA contained in metabolically active, membrane-bound organelles
(400 outlets around the world)
Check out this video on the giant bacteria!
"Shining a spotlight on the Boundaries of Life"
Here's a great post by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, who made it possible for LRC to continue research on complex systems, about the recent surprise discovery of an unusually large bacteria, Thiomargarita magnifica.
Click here to read their post!
A molecule against the SARS-Cov-2 virus developed using our automated CADDE platform; development of advanced visualization techniques combined with fluid-dynamics; and our entire portfolio of infectious disease work, supported by millions of dollars in funding from organizations like the USAID, represent the continued success of our organization and our scientists!
In our second edition of the LRC’s team member spotlight, we are excited to feature Dr. José Jaramillo-Villegas. Dr. Jaramillo-Villegas is the LRC’s first Senior Fellow based in Colombia who will help strengthen the organization in the region. José is a 2012 Fullbright Scholar with a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University. Read on to learn more about Dr. Jaramillo-Villegas.
June 23, 2022: Congratulations to Jean-Marie Volland for his publication in Science Magazine on a very large bacteria, Ca. Thiomargarita magnifica, which was discovered in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. This bacteria is so large compared to most other bacteria that “it would be like a human encountering another human as tall as Mount Everest.” - Jean-Marie Volland
Click here to learn more about it!
Introducing Sample Exchange!
LRC proudly announces the soft launch of Sample Exchange, a free global platform that allows researchers from both academia and industry to share, exchange and license research products that are collected or created in the lab!
Visit the website to learn more: https://sample.exchange/
A big THANK YOU to our partners!
Organizations/people interested in exploring innovative solutions via research-based, intelligent technologies
Other research institutes
Organizations/people interested in funding/collaborating in high-risk, high-reward research
Researchers & students