Mathematical modelling is an important tool for solving
biological questions and providing new insights which benefit
science and medicine. Increasingly, mathematics is being
applied to provide new ways of reducing the use of animals in
research and development. To further facilitate this, the NC3Rs
is providing access to mathematicians through the EPSRC-funded
Mathematics in Medicine Study Group.
In partnership with the Mathematics in Medicine Study Group
we are organising a workshop to connect mathematicians and
biologists with the aim of solving problems or questions which
if addressed could help to replace or reduce the use of
animals. For further information on Mathematics in Medicine
Study Groups, examples of previous problems brought, work
undertaken and new outcomes generated, please see http://www.maths-in-medicine.org.
The following biological problems have been selected for
presentation to the Study Group at the workshop.
Using mathematical modelling to optimise work flow in the
Sanger Mouse Genetics Project. Dr Chris Lelliott, Wellcome
Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge
Mathematical Modelling of Chronic Drug Infusion for Toxicity
Assessment. Dr Dominic Williams, University of
Mathematical modelling of steroid responsiveness in severe
asthma and COPD. Professor Ian Adcock, Imperial College
Modelling heart rate changes in the mouse as a system of
delayed, weakly coupled oscillators. Dr Mark Christie,
King's College London
Full problem descriptions are available at http://www.maths-in-medicine.org/uk/2013-nc3rs/.
Registration for this workshop has now closed.
Problems advertised and registration opens for
1 February 2013
8 April 2013
15-18 April 2013
Further queries should be directed, in the first instance to
Anthony Holmes at the NC3Rs email@example.com.