Mathematical Biology Seminar Series - Spring 2017

We hold seminars from invited speakers on Mondays at 2pm in the Alfred Denny Conference Room (except 6th Feb).


6th Feb - Torbjorn Lundh (Chalmers)
Four surgery problems “solved” by a “mathematical” approach.

20th Feb - Gary Mirams (Nottingham)
Cardiac electrophysiology modelling for drug safety testing.

27th Feb - David Grimes (Centre for Advanced and Interdisciplinary Radiation Research, Queen’s University Belfast)
Modelling the influence of the oxygen micro-environment on radiotherapy treatment response and tumour evolution.

20th Mar - Louise Riotte-Lambert (Glasgow)
Consequences of memory-based movement at the individual and population levels.

24th Apr - Mirela Domijan (Liverpool)
Modeling insights into the behaviour and function of the Arabidopsis circadian clock.

8th May - Steve Webb (Liverpool John Moores)
Development and mathematical modelling of liver bioreactors for in vitro to in vivo extrapolation of systemic chemical toxicity.

Previous Speakers

Autumn 2016


26th Sept - Jamie Wood (York)
Modelling bacteria: How can mathematics contribute to combatting AMR?

17th Oct - Jason Matthiopoulos (Glasgow)
Quantitative Ecology: Linking statistical models of habitat preference with mathematical models of population dynamics.

24th Oct - Attila Csikasz-Nagy (KCL)
Systems level understanding of cell polarity regulation.

7th Nov - Nigel Burroughs (Warwick)
Tension-clock regulation of microtube polymerisation state generates pseudo-periodic chromosome oscillations.

21st Nov - Ben Macarthur (Southampton)
Stochastic models of stem cells.

28th Nov - Stanley Strawbridge (Cambridge)
Understanding the dynamics of embryonic stem cell differentiation.

5th Dec - Angela Oliveira Pisco (KCL)
Modelling the postnatal dermal maturation process during skin development.

Spring 2016


25th Jan 2016 - Dan Nichol (Oxford)
Steering evolution with sequential therapy to prevent the emergence of drug resistance

15th Feb 2016 - Katie Atkins (LSHTM)
Using a mathematical model to evaluate pertussis control through maternal vaccination

29th Feb 2016 - Roy Chaudhuri (Sheffield)
Throwing a spanner in the works: analysis of gene essentiality using transposon insertion sequencing (TraDIS)

6th Mar 2016 - Linus Schumacher (Oxford)
Oligarchy in collective cell migration

14th Mar 2016 - Nikolai Bode (Bristol)
Modelling group movement

4th Apr 2016 - Sara Merino Aceituno (Imperial)
Kinetic theory to study emergent phenomena in biology: an example on swarming

11th Apr 2016 - Phillip Murray (Dundee)
DNA double strand break repair - a theoretical framework and its application

25th Apr 2016 - Ernest Turro (Cambridge)
Identifying the genetic determinants of rare disorders using deep phenotyping and genome sequencing

9th May 2016 - Glenn Marion (BioSS)
Insights and estimates from process based models: doing statistics with dynamics

Autumn 2015


6th Oct 2015 - Nick Phillips (Manchester)
Modelling and analysis of oscillations in gene expression through neural development

20th Oct 2015 - Guillaume Salbreux (Crick Institute)
Physics of tissue morphogenesis

3rd Nov 2015 - Luca Borger (Swansea)
Modelling stationarity, diffusivity and individual variability in animal movement and population spread

24th Nov 2015 - Alex Fletcher (Sheffield)
Mathematical modelling of epithelial dynamics: from cells to tissues

1st Dec 2015 - Christina Cobbold (Glasgow)
Moving in a patchy world

8th Dec 2015 - Ryo Yamaguchi (Kyushu)
A point of no return in parapatric speciation

15th Dec 2015 -Andrew Economou (KCL)
Periodic patterning in the mammalian palate: towards a higher order morphogen network

Spring 2015


16th Feb 2015 - Yun Tao (UC Davis)
Transient Movement Ecology: Methods and Applications

5th Mar 2015 - Edd Codling (Essex)
Beyond movement analysis: using movement and behavioural data to detect health and welfare status in dairy cows

16th Mar 2015 - Arief Gusnato (Leeds)
Statistical modelling and inference of next-generation sequence data

27th Apr 2015 - Jon Pitchford (York)
Biological networks: Real, complex or imaginary?

1st May 2015 - Ed Morrissey (Cambridge)
Stem cell dynamics in homoeostasis and cancer

11th May 2015 - Kevin Gurney (Sheffield)
Building models at different scales in neuroscience: a case study with the basal ganglia