PIMS Network Wide Colloquium: Helen Byrne

  • Date: 02/16/2023
  • Time: 13:30
Helen Byrne, University of Oxford



Understanding form and function in vascular tumours


The past twenty-five years have heralded an unparalleled increase in understanding of cancer. At the same time, mathematical modelling has emerged as a natural tool for unravelling the complex processes that contribute to the initiation and progression of tumours, for testing hypotheses about experimental and clinical observations, and assisting with the development of new approaches for improving its treatment. In this talk I will reflect on how increased access to experimental data is stimulating the application of new theoretical approaches for studying tumour growth. I will focus on two case studies which illustrate how mathematical approaches can be used to characterise and quantify tumour vascular networks, and to understand how microstructural features of these networks affect tumour blood flow.




Speaker Biography:

Helen Byrne is a leader in the field of Mathematical Biology. Prior to being appointed Professor at the University of Oxford in 2011, she was a Professor at the University of Nottingham, where she directed the Centre For Mathematical Medicine and Biology. Her work is concerned with building mathematical and computational models for the growth of tumours and wound healing. Her work has been recognized with by a Leah Edelstein-Keshet Prize from the Society for Mathematical Biology, and subsequently she became a Fellow of the Society for Mathematical Biology.

Other Information: 


All network wide colloquia take place at 1:30pm Pacific Time with a few exceptions.


To attend this event please registerĀ hereĀ to receive the meeting link. Talks will be recorded and posted on the PIMS resource page www.mathtube.org.