A pioneering new research centre will celebrate its official launch this month.

£2m centre linking maths and medicine will transform healthcare

A pioneering new research centre, which aims to revolutionise the diagnosis and prognosis of a range of common chronic health conditions using predictive mathematical models, will celebrate its official launch this month.

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare will host a world-leading team of mathematicians, statisticians, and clinicians who will be working with a range of industrial partners, patients, and other stakeholders on diagnosing and treating conditions such as cardiac arrhythmias, diabetes, dementia and epilepsy.

The Centre, based in the state-of–the-art £27 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building at the University of Exeter Medical School has been established through a £2 million grant from the EPSRC and matched funding from the University of Exeter.

Project partners, collaborators, and research teams connected with the Centre are being invited to a launch event on Tuesday, April 26 which will include a series of talks by academics about the Centre and the work it is doing, followed by a drinks reception and networking opportunity.

Professor John Terry, Professor of biomedical modelling in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences, who is leading the Centre, said: “The University of Exeter is already leading the field in collaborative working between mathematics and biomedicine.

“The launch of the EPSRC Centre will facilitate a step-change in our research into the mechanisms that lead to a range of common chronic clinical disorders. Further, translating these fundamental research ideas into practical tools for doctors, clinicians and surgeons will lead to more effective diagnosis and targeted management of chronic health conditions. This is an exciting opportunity with enormous potential.”

The launch event is open to all project partners, collaborators, and research teams connected with the Centre. Enquiries are also welcome from all other interested parties. For more information or to register please email research-events@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 722321.

Date: 20 April 2016

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