UK Nonlinear News, February 2001

Mathematical Biology in Loughborough

Markus Owen (Loughborough) and Helen Byrne (Nottingham)

This half day meeting was held in, and supported by, the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Loughborough University on 10th January 2001. A broad spectrum of topics in Mathematical Biology were covered by four invited speakers:

David Sumpter (Oxford)
The Role of Colony Size in Collective Decision Making by Ants and Bees

Eamonn Gaffney (Birmingham)
Investigating a model of Angiogenesis

John Ward (Nottingham)
Spatial effects in bacterial cell-cell signalling

Steve Coombes (Loughborough)
Travelling waves in neural dendrites

Over 30 participants and a relatively informal atmosphere made for a stimulating afternoon with plenty of interesting questions during and after all the talks. People interested in participating in future meetings should contact either Markus Owen (email: or Helen Byrne (email:

Source: Markus Owen (

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