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This month we are joined by Helen Byrne, Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford, who will be presenting on mathematical modelling in biology – adapting to a changing landscape.

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Speaker Bio

Helen Byrne is a Professor of Mathematical Biology at the University of Oxford, with over 25 years’ experience of developing mathematical models of biomedical systems. She has played a significant role in defining the foundations for mathematical oncology, publishing pioneering work on multiscale and multiphase models of tumour growth and angiogenesis. She was awarded an Advanced Research Fellowship by the UK’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (2000-2006) and the Society of Mathematical Biology’s Leah Edelstein-Keshet prize (2019), became an SMB Fellow in 2020, and will receive an honorary doctorate from Chalmers University in Sweden next month (June 2024), in recognition of her contributions to mathematical biology. She now holds a joint appointment between the University of Oxford’s Mathematical Institute and the Oxford Branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

This is a hybrid seminar.

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Centre for the Physical Science of Life Seminar Series

The Centre for the Physical Science of Life Seminar Series is the flagship seminar series for King’s College London’s Centre for the Physical Science of Life, connecting across disciplines and building collaborations between physical and life scientists to identify and solve the most fundamental riddles underpinning life.

Every month, we host a speaker to discuss a new research idea and seek contributions from audience members during the Q&A.

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The Centre for the Physical Science of Life realises the transformative power of physical science in advancing understanding of the fundamental mechanisms underlying living systems across scales. The goal of our unique physical science centre is to achieve a whole-scale quantitative understanding of life using physical and mathematical principles.

Based in the Faculty of Natural, Mathematical and Engineering Sciences (NMES), the Centre coalesces expertise across our Faculty in creative fusions of natural, mathematical and engineering sciences, our ambition is to solve the fundamental challenge of modern biology; bridging the gap between current biomolecular and systems level descriptions of biological phenomena.

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