Cardiovascular System

The Cardiovascular System consists of the heart and blood vessels (arteries, veins and capillaries). It transports nutrients and waste products to and from cells, and also helps stabilize body temperature and pH.

Problems tackled in this area might relate to blood flow, vessel wall mechanics, heart valve behaviour, and pumping mechanisms.

Problems

Modelling heart rate changes in the mouse as a system of delayed, weakly coupled oscillators
Dr Mark Christie (Pharmaceutical Sciences, King's College London)
Dr Manasi Nandi (Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, King's College London)
Development of a mathematical model for microindentation of aortic valve leaflets to aid in the determination of local micromechanical properties
Dr Matthew Doyle (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto)
Prof Craig Simmons (Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto)
Comparing placentas from normal and abnormal pregnancies
Dr Alexander Heazell (Maternal and Fetal Health Research Centre, University of Manchester)
Mechanisms and localised treatment for complex heart rhythm disturbances
Prof Darryl Holm (Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics, Imperial College London)
Prof Nicholas Peters (National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London)
Continuous non-invasive blood-pressure measurements
Dr Tony Birch (Neurological Physics Group, Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust)
Atherosclerotic plaque rupture
Prof Alan Moody (Academic Radiology, University of Nottingham)
Placental blood flow
Dr Penny Gowland (Magnetic Resonance Centre, University of Nottingham)
Blunt traumatic aortic injury
Dr Mike Neale (Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne)

Meetings

Placental Growth Follow-up Meeting 2011
Cardiac Arrhythmias Followup Meeting 2010