Events and activities

The following events and activities are associated with the Centre:


Networks Approaches for Healthcare Applications - Workshop - 30 - 31 Mar 2020, University of Exeter

The difficulty of curing and treating human diseases is in a large part due to the huge number of entities involved in them, the dynamical evolution of these entities, the way they are connected between each other and the dynamical evolution of the connections between these entities. For these reasons, the "networks" approach is essential to understand pathologies in their entirety and build efficient intervention strategies for public health issues in oncology, neurology, or epidemiology, using network theoretical approaches.

For instance, detection of abnormalities in the growth of blood vascular networks would facilitate early identification of patients at risk of developing cancer. Understanding links between functional and structural properties of the brain would allow better strategies for the surgical treatment of epilepsy. And insights into temporal changes of the network structure of a population affected by an epidemic spreading are crucial for controlling it.

To tackle such problems it is necessary to develop methods to reconstruct the structures of networks from real data investigate dynamically processes based on these structures, and possibly the dynamics of these structures themselves. This workshop aims at creating new connections between experts from the area of Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Biomedical Modelling, to address such problems

Topics: Epidemic Spreading, Brain networks, Endocrinology, Gene networks, Protein interactions networks. Temporal networks, delay models, Data-driven approaches.


Confirmed speakers:

Alex Arenas, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV), Spain

Alain Barrat, CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, France

Manfred Claassen, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Jessica Enright, University of Edinburgh, UK

Heather Harrington, University of Oxford, UK

Martijn van den Heuvel, VU Amsterdam, Netherlands

Florian Klimm, Imperial College London/ University of Cambridge, UK

Marinho Lopes, University of Bristol, UK

David Rand, University of Warwick, UK

Serhiy Yanchuk, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany


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Biomedical Modelling Seminars

Every week we hold relaxed seminars in which researchers from a diverse range of mathermatical, biomedical and biological fields present their research. These seminars are designed to promote discussion, foster interdisciplinary links and build collaborations. Presentations are given by researchers in John Terry's research group, and other invited speakers.

Group seminars generally take place in the Living Systems Institute seminar rooms on Thursdays at 14:30-15:30 and are open to anybody that wishes to join us.


Weekly group catch ups

Every Thursday at 10:00 members of the Centre gather with a wider team of colleagues in the Living Systems Institute's Weston Exchange Hub for an informal catch up. We warmly welcome others to these catch ups, which offer a great opportunity to drop by and have a chat with us about our work. Please feel free to come along and join us.