Covid-19 and plants from a computational perspective

What do models for the spread of the corona virus have in common with the prediction of photosynthesis performance of plants? The computational biology team of the Institute of Quantitative and Theoretical Biology at HHU made a video about maths and plants. 

German and English subtitles can be downloaded here!

Planter’s Punch

Under the heading Planter’s Punch we present each month one special aspect of the CEPLAS research programme. All contributions are prepared by our early career researchers.

Further Reading

Ebenhöh, O., van Aalst, M., Saadat, N.P., Nies, T.,Matuszyńska, A., (2018), Building Mathematical Models of Biological Systems with modelbase.  Journal of Open Research Software 6.


Matuszyńska, A., Saadat, N.P., Ebenhöh, O., (2019), Balancing energy supply during photosynthesis – a theoretical perspective. Physiologia Plantarum.


About the authors

The video was prepared by a group from the Institute of Quantitative and Theoretical Biology and coordinated by Anna Matuszyńska.

The Institute's rersearch focuses on the development of theoretical concepts and mathematical models of biological processes. Current scientific interests are photosynthesis, plant energy metabolism, secondary plant metabolism, the interaction between microbes and photosynthetic organisms and polymer biochemistry.