UK MMSG Nottingham 2000

The meeting took place at the University of Nottingham, from Monday 11th to Friday 15th September 2000, as part of the UK Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Groups series.


Estimating lung volume during high frequency oscillatory ventilation of neonates
Mr Jag Ahluwalia (Rosie Maternity Hospital, Addenbrooke's NHS Trust, Cambridge)
Prof Oliver Jensen (School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham)
Blunt traumatic aortic injury
Dr Mike Neale (Transport Research Laboratory, Crowthorne)
Effects of a new anti-tumour drug, fibrinogen E-fragment, in vivo: differential effects on the outer versus the inner areas of tumours
Prof Claire Lewis (Medical School, University of Sheffield)
Mathematical modelling of profiled haemodialysis
Dr Steve Baigent (Centre for Nonlinear Dynamics and Its Applications, University College London)
Prof Robert Unwin (Middlesex Hospital)
Magnetically-targeted drug and gene delivery
Dr Jon Dobson (Department of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, University of Keele)

Study Group Format

The format of the Study Group was based on that successfully developed in the Study Groups with Industry, to which problems are brought by industrial workers whose mathematical training varies widely. The problems to be brought were discussed with the organisers prior to the meeting to ensure that they are suitable for mathematical study. It is hoped that the resolution of many of the problems brought to the Study Groups will lead to journal publications and foster longer-term multi-disciplinary collaborations between mathematical and biomedical researchers.


We gratefully acknowledge funding from the EPSRC and the London Mathematical Society. The Study Group is one of the activities being organised by the Network in Mathematical Medicine which the EPSRC is funding under its Life Sciences Initiative. In addition, the LMS have provided a grant to fund four young researchers to attend the Study Group.