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Squirrels, Cancer and Animal Coat Markings

Philip Maini, University of Oxford

Date Icon Week 4, Tuesday 1 November MT 2016
Time Icon 8:15pm

Mathematical models are being more and more widely used in the biological and medical sciences. In this talk, I will show how mathematical models initially used to understand ecological interactions (for example, the invasion of the UK by the grey squirrel) are now being used to understand cancer invasion.

I will then change tack and look at the famous model proposed by Alan Turing for pattern formation in biology. The mathematics involved will consist of coupled systems of ordinary and partial differential equations.