Monday, 28 July 2014

Life Saving Mathematics

Heart attacks, cancer, brain tumours and stem cells are all extremely important medical topics. Experimentation in these fields has enabled our knowledge of the human body and its inner workings to increase dramatically during the 20th and 21st century, allowing us to live longer than ever before.
Heart fibrillation, a vascularised tumour and a stem cell.

Looking to the future, wouldn’t it be great if we could increase the pace of medical advances? Wouldn’t it be great if we could test possible treatments quickly and cheaply, whilst reducing experimental waste? Wouldn’t it be great if we could predict the most important experiments, to perform before even putting on a lab coat?

Mathematical modelling has the potential not only to meet these requirements but also to do so much more.

Interested in finding out how the subject you hated most is paving a new way in the biomedical sciences? Then join me, Dr Gary Mirams and Prof. Helen Byrne at the British Science festival this September in Birmingham, as we discuss our applications of mathematics and computer science to the pressing medical problems of the 21st Century.

Gary, Helen and I will be your hosts for the afternoon.

‘Life saving mathematics’ is scheduled to take place on:
Date: Wednesday 10th September
Time: 13.00 - 14.30
Location: Lecture Theatre W65, Aston Webb Building (180 Capacity)

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