Virtual Physiological Human Network of Excellence Study Groups
Study groups are workshops promoting the interaction between modellers and academic and industrial experimentalists working within the life sciences. Researchers from experimental and industrial laboratories are invited to present technical problems for study in working sessions with leading modellers from the academic community. Problems may come from a variety of subject areas, but should be amenable to mathematical/computational modelling and analysis. In a week of brainstorming and mathematical/computational modelling there is usually enough time to generate and assess many ideas for solving the problem, and usually some of the ideas are checked in more detail. Typical outcomes therefore include new theoretical models, which may result in journal publications, and the initiation of multidisciplinary collaborations that are often taken forward into applications for funding.
The long-term goal of these study groups is to stimulate ideas and lead to further research and collaborations. The most common types of follow-up activities are i) follow up meetings on problems which had a promising start, ii) research output which lead to either publications or clinical/industrial uptake, iii) ongoing collaborations and grant proposals for funding for further work.
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