Modelling aspects of solid tumour growth

  • Date: 04/19/2012
  • Time: 14:30

Prof. Philip Maini


Prof. Philip Maini is Director of the Centre for Mathematical Biology, University of Oxford, UK
He co-authored a Bellman Prize winning paper (1997), was awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for 2001-2 and a Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award (2006-11). In 2009 he was awarded the LMS Naylor Prize and Lectureship.


University of Victoria


Modelling aspects of solid tumour growth




This talk will present a range of mathematical modelling approaches we have
used recently to model aspects of solid tumour growth. We will consider a
very simple ordinary differential equation model for homeostasis in
intestinal crypts, a more complicated cell-based hybrid model for crypt
dynamics, a partial differential equation model for the acid-mediated
invasion hypothesis and a compartmental model for acid-buffer handling
in the body. Results from the mathematical analyses will be interpreted
in the biological context to try to shed light on some fundamental
processes and suggest therapies.

Other Information: 

Location: David Strong Bldng.C112


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