Mathematical Biology and Medicine
CASE studentship Mathematical models of the epidermal growth factor receptor to quantify cellular responses and the effect of drug inhibitors. Apply now
Maths becomes biology's magic number
Forthcoming programs, conferences and workshops
Probability in the North-East
University of Leeds, Thursday 27th April 2017
Attendance is free but registration is required for organisational purposes, by e-mailing Martín López-García (email@example.com) or Tiziano De Angelis (firstname.lastname@example.org) before Wednesday 19th April 2017, also mentioning any special dietary requirements you may have.
- 10.00 - 10.30 Welcome and Coffee
10.30 - 11.20 Corina Constantinescu (University of Liverpool)
Ruin probabilities in insurance models
11.20 - 12.10 Ronnie Loeffen (University of Manchester)
Spectral representations for affine processes
- 12.10 - 13.10 Lunch
13.10 - 14.00 Vicky Henderson (University of Warwick)
Probability weighting, stop-loss and the disposition effect
14.00 - 14.50 Adrian Pratt (Public Health England)
Back-calculation techniques and other models to inform mitigation strategies of non-transmissible acute infections
- 14.50 - 15.20 Coffee Break
15.20 - 16.10 Theodore Kypraios (University of Nottingham)
Recent developments in Bayesian non-parametric inference for epidemic models
16.10 - 17.00 Antonio Gómez-Corral (Complutense University of Madrid, Spain)
On perturbation analysis of quasi-birth-death processes with applications to multi-type epidemic models
Modeling Viral Infections and Immunity
1-4 May in Estes Park CO.
- Viral Dynamics: Past, Present and Future 5-7 May in Santa Fe, NM
- Theoretical and Experimental Immunology hosted by Microsoft Research Cambridge, 8-9 Jun 2017. Venue: next to Cambridge train station.
- Biostatistics and machine learning methods in omics research The 34th Leeds Annual Statistical Research Workshop, joint with the EU MIMOmics network Monday 26 - Wednesday 28 June 2017.
Climate Fluctuations and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics: An Interdisciplinary Dialogue
10 July to 4 August at the MPIPKS in Dresden, Germany.
Mario Castro works on mathematical models of systems where
fluctuations are relevant (cellular and receptor immunology) and on
pattern formation in spatially extended systems (from tumor cell
modeling to cauliflower morphogenesis or nano-structuring). The figure
shows comparisons of different mathematical models with real
Applications for research leading to a PhD are welcome. Please apply here, naming a potential project and supervisor. Sample projects are as follows:
- Analysis of high-throughput genomic data applied to diseases
such as cancer
Arief Gusnanto, Charles Taylor, Jeanine Houwing-Duistermaat
Statistical modelling of copy number alteration in cancer: using statistical methodology to discover patterns within the genomic copy number alteration profiles in cancer patients and how the pattern can be utilised for improved prediction of cancer survival and patients' clinical characteristics.
Genetic association in complex diseases and cancer: a collaboration with research groups in the School of Medicine to perform fine mapping around a previously identified location to identify genetic variants that are associated with cancer.
- Mathematical immunology
Grant Lythe and Carmen Molina-París
Development of stochastic mathematical and computational models of the immune system in health and disease, of intra-cellular signalling to understand cell fate, and development of diffusive motion models of cell-cell interactions and receptor-ligand interactions.
- Modelling biodiversity and ecosystems
In this project you will be developing mathematical and computational tools for modeling spatial and temporal patterns in ecosystems, understanding their principal drivers across different scales, at population and community level. This will also help developing methodologies for upscaling biodiversity information from fine-scale sampling.
- Modelling evolution on molecular and macroscopic scales
Inspired by recent results in biology, and also in behavioural sciences, we will combine notions of non-linear dynamics and evolutionary game together with the theory of stochastic processes and numerical simulations to investigate how noise and mobility influences the formation of coherent patterns.
- Modelling of biomolecules
Oliver Harlen and Daniel Read, in collaboration with the Astbury Centre
Simulating the motions of large biomolecules such molecular motors and also soft colloidal particles, entities that are large enough to be beyond the scope of atomistic simulations (that model the motion of individual atoms), but small enough to be affected by thermal fluctuations (Brownian motion).
Recent programs, conferences and workshops
Satellite conference at the annual European Conference on Complex Systems (ECCS14)
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Edinburgh. 22-26 July 2013
Cambridge, 8-9 May 2013.
Antwerp, 17-18 April.
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems,
Dresden, Germany. 5-31 Aug 2012
WEHI Melbourne, 11-13 Apr 2012