Buckled scroll wave and filament doiL:10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.174102

Buckled scroll wave and filament (Dierckx et al, PRL109, 174102)

excitation front near ischaemic border doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0024388

Excitation fronts near the boundaries of ischaemic heart tissue. (Biktashev et al, PLoS One 6(9):e24388)

Dynamics of living systems

With the founding of the LSI Exeter mathematics has expanded its research into interdisciplinary approaches to understand living systems and disease. Our group provides underpinning research for the Living Systems Mathematics group and the EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare. We focus on applications of nonlinear dynamical systems and complex networks theory to a variety of living systems. Specific areas of active research in the centre include the folllowing:

Mathematical neuroscience, Mathematical endocrinology, Computational biology (from subcellular to whole systems), Biological pattern formation, Circadian and ultradian rhythms, Cardiac modelling.

Academic staff in mathematics with research interests in this area include

Professor Peter Ashwin Cell transport processes, mathematical neuroscience
Professor Vadim N Biktashev Pattern formation, cardiac modelling, mathematical ecology
Dr Christian Bick Dynamics of networks, neuroscience


Professor Vadim N Biktashev has developed and actively maintains the open-source HPC Environment for Biophysically and Anatomically Realistic Cardiac Simulations BeatBox (development supported by EPSRC EP/I029664/1).