UK MMSG Cambridge 2014

The meeting took place at the Univesity of Cambridge, from Monday 8th to Friday 12th September 2014, as part of the UK Mathematics-in-Medicine Study Groups series.

Problems

Improving the utility of Drosophila melanogaster for neurodegenerative disease research by modelling courtship behaviour patterns
Dr Birgit Br├╝ggemeier (University of Oxford)
Modelling afferent nerve responses to bladder filling
Prof Richard Clayton (Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield)
Dr Donna Daly (Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield)
Prof David Grundy (Department of Biomedical Science, University of Sheffield)
Mathematical modelling to reduce animal use in neurodevelopmental safety assessment in humans
Dr Richard Currie (Syngenta Ltd.)
Modelling the regulation of immunoglobulin class switching to IgE and IgG in human B cells to reduce animal use
Dr David Fear (Division of Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology, King's College London)
Prof Hannah Gould (Division of Asthma, Allergy & Lung Biology, King's College London)
Understanding patterns of retinal haemorrhage
Richard Bonshek (Manchester Royal Eye Hospital, Central Manchester University Hospitals)

In partnership with the POEMS Network, NC3Rs are organising a Study Group-style workshop to connect mathematicians and biologists with the aim of solving medical/healthcare problems or questions which if addressed could help to replace or reduce the use of animals.

Problems will be presented to participants on the first day; with the rest of the Study Group spent brainstorming ideas and beginning to develop novel mathematical / statistical / computational models for each of the problems.

Further details about the meeting