Sunday, 26 January 2014

21st Century Turing

In this post Dr Thomas Woolley describes one of the original, biggest and most outrageous ideas of mathematical biology. Thomas achieved his doctorate working on mathematical pattern formation within the WCMB in 2012, under the supervision of Prof. Philip Maini, Dr Ruth Baker and Dr Eamonn Gaffney. He is currently a Junior Research Fellow for St John’s College, Oxford and works on the solid mechanics behind cellular motion. However, he still likes to keep an eye on pattern formation. He runs his own mathematical outreach website as well as working as a mathematical consultant on the TV show “Dara O’Briain’s School of Hard Sums”. 

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Workshop on "Mechanics and growth of tissues: from development to cancer"

In this post Dr Alexander Fletcher, Research Fellow in Computational Science at the WCMB, discusses the workshop "Mechanics and growth of tissues: from development to cancer", which took place at the Institut Curie in Paris on 13-16 January 2014, and describes the content of his poster contribution.

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Poster: A simple model of wound healing in normal and diabetic mice

We will try and upload most posters that members of the WCMB present at conferences. The DTC 4th year conference is coming up, for which Lucie Bowden has prepared the poster below.

Monday, 13 January 2014

Mathematical modelling of oxygen transport in cardiac and skeletal muscle tissues

In this post Abdullah Al-Shammari describes the DPhil project he worked on at the WCMB during the last 4 years. This project was supervised by Dr Eamonn Gaffney in close collaboration with Prof Stuart Egginton, whose labs in Birmingham and Leeds kindly provided us with biological datasets and interpretation of our modelling results.