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# Spring 2020

### Monday 18 May 2020 - POSTPONED

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Florence Débarre, Institut d’écologie et des sciences de l’environnement de Paris

TBC

### Monday 4 May 2020 - POSTPONED

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

University of Birmingham

TBC

### Monday 20 April 2020 -POSTPONED

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Ben Adams, University of Bath

Epidemiological and ecological interactions of borrelia and babesia

### Monday 23 March 2020 -POSTPONED

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

José Lourenço, University of Oxford

TBC

### Monday 16 March 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Stuart Johnston, University of Melbourne
Mathematical models of nanoparticle-cell interactions

### Monday 9 March 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Lilith Whittles, Imperial College London

The potential of vaccination to combat antibiotic resistant gonorrhoea: a modelling study

### Monday 24 February 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Ivana Gudelj, University of Exeter

TBC

### Monday 10 February 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Kit Yates, University of Bath

TBC

### Monday 3 February 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Alex Best, University of Sheffield

Coevolution of hosts and parasites

### Monday 13 January 2020

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Rob Noble, University of Zurich

Cancer: evolution, ecology and bad luck

# Past seminars

### Monday 9 December 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Daniel Franco, UNED

Adaptive limiter control methods to stabilize population dynamics

### Monday 18 November 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Helen Alexander, University of Edinburgh

Stochastic establishment of antibiotic resistance

### Monday 4 November 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Jessie Abbate, University of Montpellier

Characterizing pathogen-pathogen associations in (human) populations

### Monday 21 October 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Christina Faust, University of Glasgow

Dynamics of parasites and their hosts in changing landscapes

### Monday 14 October 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Alexander Browning, Queensland University of Technology

New insights into biology and bio-inspired metamaterials using mathematical modelling and Bayesian inference

### Monday 7 October 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Tim Dallman, Public Health England

Phylodynamics of Salmonella to understand strain emergence and the success of public health interventions

### Monday 13 May 2019

Richard Morris. EMBL Australia

Buying time: 'stochastic resetting' as a regulatory mechanism for contractile signalling in the cell.

### Monday 8 April 2019

Matthieu Barbier. Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, CNRS, Moulis.

Are complex ecosystems ever simple? Disorder in competition experiments

### Monday 1 April 2019

Daniel Strombom, Biosciences, Swansea

Collective motion from attraction and unconventional modelling choices

### Monday 18 March 2019

Bridget Penman. Maths, University of Warwick

The population genetics of malaria blocking mutations

### Monday 4 March 2019

Alex Fletcher. Maths, University of Sheffield

Mathematical modelling and analysis of epithelial patterning and morphogenesis

### Monday 25 February 2019

Joseph Lewnard, UC Berkeley

Antigenic replacement in response to clinical interventions: lessons from the pneumococcal experience for Group A and Group B streptococcal vaccines

### Monday 18 February 2019

Sarah Harris. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Leeds

Biomolecular modelling - what we can do, what we can't do - and the reasons why

### Monday 11 February 2019

Andreas Deutsch. Maths, CISHPC, TU Dresden

Biological lattice-gas cellular automaton models for the analysis of collective effects in cancer invasion

### Monday 10 December 2019

Ben Ashby. Maths, University of Bath Host-parasite co-evolution

### Monday 3 December 2018

Daniel Doerr, Hans-Wilhelm Nutzmann. Center for Biotechnology, University of Bielefeld

Chromosome conformation and regulation of metabolic gene clusters in A. thaliana.

### Monday 26 November 2018

Lauren Cowley. Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath

Machine learning for automation of epidemiological typing.

### Monday 19 November 2018

Cristian Micheletti. SISSA

Pore translocation of knotted polymers

### Monday 12 November 2018

Dorothy Buck. Maths, University of Bath

Knotting and linking in DNA

### Monday 29 October 2018

Davide Michieletto. Physics, University of Edinburgh

Polymer modelling of topological operations on DNA and chromatin: applications to HIV integration

### Monday 22 October 2018 Workshop on Chagas disease

### Monday 15 October 2018

Cameron Obsborne. Medical and Molecular Genetics, Kings College London

The mapping of genome organisation in health and disease.

### Monday 1 October 2018

Jukka Corlander. Biostatistics, University of Oslo

Resolving the mysteries of bacterial evolution by ultra fast ABC.

### Monday 14 May 2018

Caroline Colijn, Imperial College

Bringing modelling and sequencing data together in the context of infectious disease

### Monday 23 April 2018

Martin Howard, John Innes Centre

Analogue or digital? Bursty or Poissonian? Dissecting the fundamentals of transcriptional regulation

### Monday 09 April 2018

Ben Macarthur, University of Southampton

Stochastic models of stem cells.

### Monday 26 February 2018

Alexandria Volkening, Mathematical Biosciences Institute, Ohio State University

Modeling pattern formation on the skin of zebrafish

### Monday 12 February 2018

Linus Schumacher, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College

Collective feeding in worms: Quantitative phenotyping and modelling identifies behavioral rules underlying aggregation in C. elegans

### Monday 11 December 2017

Paul Martin, University of Bristol

Investigating inflammation in wounds and cancer using genetics, live imaging, and a little maths

### Monday 27 November 2017

Bram Kuijper, Cornwall Campus, University of Exeter

Modeling the Evolution of Transgenerational Effects

### Monday 30 October 2017

Annette Bunge, Colorado School of Mines

Pharmacokinetic models of transdermal drug delivery: Opportunities and pitfalls

### Monday 23 October 2017

Istvan Kiss, University of Sussex

Mean-field Models for non-Markovian Epidemics on Networks

### Monday 02 October 2017

George Bassel, University of Birmingham

Information processing and distributed computation in plant organs

### Monday 08 May 2017

Pablo Padilla, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City (UNAM)

Mathematical problems arising in developmental biology

### Monday 24 April 2017

Nicolas Le Novere, Babraham Institute, University of Cambridge

Regulation of synaptic plasticity by allosteric calcium sensors

### Tuesday 04 April March 2017

Lucia Marucci, Engineering Mathemtics, University of Bristol

Measuring, modelling and controlling gene dynamics in embryonic stem cells

### Monday 27 March 2017

Mario Recker, Mathematics, University of Exeter

Dengue: knowledge gaps and model challenges

### Monday 13 March 2017

Robin Thompson, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford

Using mathematical modelling to forecast major outbreaks of infectious disease

### Monday 27 February 2017

Petra Klepac, DAMTP, University of Cambridge Cooperation and control of infectious diseases

### Monday 12 December 2016

Mirre Simons, Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield

Understanding the biology of ageing through the demography of death

### Monday 05 December 2016

Marcus Tindall, Mathematics and Statistics, University of Reading

Understanding cholesterol synthesis and regulation through mathematical modelling

### Monday 28 November 2016

George Fritz, LOEWE-Zentrum für Synthetische Mikrobiologie, University of Marburg

Transporters as information processors in bacterial signaling pathways

### Monday 14 November 2016

Marcel Ortgiese, Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

The interface of the symbiotic branching model

### Monday 7 November 2016

Jonathan Swinton, Deodands Ltd.

Alan Turing and Fibonacci phyllotaxis

### Monday 3rd October 2016

Tim Astrop, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath

Architecture of the Arthropod Cuticle: Retro-engineering Nature’s most Amazing Material

### Monday 16 May 2016

David Anderson, Mathematics, Wisconsin

### Monday 25 April 2016

Sam Isaacson, Mathematics, Boston

### Monday 11 April 2016

Chris Guiver, Mathematics, University of Bath

Systems and control in mathematical ecology and a new necessary condition for dispersal driven growth

### Monday 04 April 2016

David Tourigny, Mathematics, Cambridge

Topological aspects of activator-inhibitor networks

### Monday 14 March 2016

Kevin Painter, Mathematics, Heriot-Watt

Navigating the flow: Animal orientation under flows

### Monday 07 March 2016

John Pitchford, Biology, York

Dynamic networks and network dynamics

### Monday 15 February 2016

Colin Torney, Mathematics, Exeter

Cues and decision-making in collective systems

### Monday 1 February 2016

Diego Oyarzun, Mathematics, Imperial

Analysis and design of genetic control circuits for metabolism

### Monday 7 December 2015

Edd Codling, Mathematical Sciences, Essex

Analayis of dairy cow movement and behaviour as part of an automated welfare monitoring system

### Monday 30 November 2015

Nikolai Bode, Engineering Mathematics, Bristol

Exploring the nature of social interactions in moving human and animal groups

### Monday 16 November 2015

Biological Sciences, Edinburgh

Molecular finite-size effects in stochastic models of equilibrium chemical system

### Monday 2 November 2015

Audrey Dussutour, DYNACTOM, Toulouse

Physarum polycephalum: when simple is not so simple

### Monday 19 October 2015

Louise Dyson, Mathematics, Warwick

Be noisy to be decisive: noise-induced bistable states

### Monday 12 October 2015

Dan Simpson, Mathematical Sciences, University of Bath

Models of structured populations

### Wednesday 29 April 2015

Todd Parsons, CNRS & Laboratoire de Probabilités et Modèles Aléatoires, Université Paris VI

The conventional wisdom redux? Stochastic evolution in multi-strain epidemics

### Wednesday 25 March 2015

Ben Adams, Maths, University of Bath

The role of households in the epidemiology Ebola - insights from a mathematical model

### Wednesday 18 March 2015

Cindy Greenwood, Maths, University of British Columbia

Spatially structured neural systems

### Wednesday 11 March 2015

Jason Schweinsberg, Maths, Berkeley

Modeling the genealogy of populations using coalescents with multiple mergers

### Thursday 12 February 2015

Chris Guiver & Stuart Townley, Maths, Exeter

Simple adaptive control for positive linear systems with applications to pest management

### Wednesday 11 February 2015

Yifei Wang, Computer Science, Bath

Exploring how gene tegulation influences the maintenance of meiotic recombination

### Wednesday 10 December 2014

Jacob Moorad, Biological Sciences, Edinburgh

Modelling genetic variation in aging

### Wednesday 3 December 2014

Mark Beaumont, Mathematical Sciences, Bristol

Methods for detecting selection using information on population genetic differentiation

### Wednesday 26 November 2014

Ian Hall, Public Health England, Porton Down

Developing a toolbox of models to mitigate bioterrorism and emerging disease public health threats

### Friday 7 November 2014

Mark Penney, MedImmune

Model based drug development for bioloigics at MedImmune

### Wednesday 29 October 2014

Hartmut Logemann, Mathematical Sceinces, University of Bath

Stability of non-negative Lur'e systems

### Wednesday 22 October 2014

Erik Volz, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Imperial

Phylodynamics of Ebola in Sierra Leone

### Tuesday 27 May 2014

Joost van Opheusden, Biometris, Wageningen

Thermal regulation in a colony of bees: Mathematical model and simulation.

### Friday 16 May 2014

Joost van Opheusden, Biometris, Wageningen

Competition for resources: the math behind the Tilman model explained.

### Friday 11 April 2014

Ezio Venturino, Maths, University of Turin

Two applications of mathematical modelling in agriculture: bioloigcal control of pests and fighting epidemic spread in farms.

### Friday 4 April 2014

Ben MacArthur, Life Sciences, University of Southampton

Statistical mechanics of pluripotency

### Friday 21 March 2014

Angela Mclean, Zoology, University of Oxord

How fast does HIV evolve? - Part of the Mathematical Landscapes seminar series -

### Friday 21 February 2014

Vasileios Maroulas, Maths, University of Tennessee, University of Bath

Tracking rapid intracellular movements: a Bayesian random set approach

### Friday 6 December 2013

Steve Webb, Department of Molecular and Clinical Pharmacology, University of Liverpool

Computational modelling of cell migration and chemotaxis

### Friday 22 November 2013

Mickael Teixeira-Alves, INRA/INRIA Sophia Antipolis / Maths, Bath

Modelling pest control in agricultural systems using simple models: influence of predators and endophytes on biological crop protection

### Friday 8 November 2013

Rowland Kao, Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, University of Glasgow

Supersize me - how 'big data' will help us to undertand and control bovine Tuberculosis in British cattle and badgers.

### Friday 11 October 2013

Rafael Pena-Miller, Zoology, University of Oxford

Plasmid stability: ecological and evolutionary dynamics

### Friday 3 May 2013

Hartmut Logemann, Maths, Bath

Integral control: a useful tool in population dynamics?

### Friday 26 April 2013

Luca Giuggioli, Biological Sciences, Bristol

From animal 'microscopic' movement and interaction to 'macroscopic' territorial patterns

### Friday 19 April 2013

Len Thomas, Maths/CREEM, St Andrews

Heard but not seen: Estimating animal population density from passive acoustics

### Friday 12 April 2013

Steve Raper, Maths, Bath

Spread - don't bet on it . A (light) statistical analysis of Bovine TB in Britain shows that the spread of a disease isn't always what it seems.

### Friday 22 March 2013

Deidre Hollingsworth, Public Health, Imperial

Heterogeneities in pathogen load and transmission: examples from HIV and soil transmitted helminthology

### Friday 15 March 2013

Hannah Woodall, Maths, Bath

Age-structured epidemiological models for dengue

Friday 8 February 2013
Andy Gardner, Zoology, Oxford

The evolution of eusociality

Friday 7 December 2012
Nina Alphey, Zoology, Oxford

Modelling transgenic methods for controlling insect pests

### Friday 16 November 2012

Tucker Gilman, Life Sciences, Manchester

Using models to predict evolution in changing environments

### Friday 19 October 2012

Daniel Franco Maths, Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia, Madrid

Chaos control in population models.

### Friday 5 October 2012

Thilo Gross, Engineering Mathematics, Bristol

Opinion dynamics in fish.

### Friday 20 April 2012

Alex Best, Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield

Modelling the coevolution of parasites and their hosts

### Friday 30 March 2012

Hamish Spencer, Zoology, University of Otago

Using mathematical models to predict the evolution of genomic imprinting

### Friday 23 March 2012

Andrew Bate, Maths, Bath

Predators, prey and prevalence

Finn McQuaid Maths, Bath

Co-evolution of resource trade-offs driving nestedness in host-parasite networks

### Friday 16 March 2012

Eamonn Gaffney, Maths, Oxford

Exploring the mechanics of swimming flagellate

### Friday 9 March 2012

Meggan Craft, Veterinary Population Medicine, University of Minnesota

Wildlife disease ecology: lions and hippos and dog (oh my!)

### Friday 9 December 2012

Landscapes in Mathematical Sciences seminar

Mark Lewis, Alberta

### Friday 25 November 2012

Thomas House, Maths, Warwick

Network epidemiology: why your kids are a bigger danger than the sneezer on the bus

### Friday 4 November 2012

Steven White, CEH, Wallingford

Controlling mosquitoes by classical or transgenic sterile insect techniques

### Friday 28 October 2012

Rachel Norman, Maths, Stirling

Models of tick borne diseases- complex biology, a challenging result and some practical solutions.

### Friday 21 October 2012

Vijay Panjeti, Maths, Emory

An approach to landscape genetics: modeling the North American rabies system

Lloyd Bridge, Maths, Bath
Mathematical and computational modelling of cell signalling dynamics

### Friday 14 October 2012

Landscapes in Mathematical Sciences seminar Mark Chaplain, Dundee

### Thursday 9 June 2011

Nestedness index of bipartite networks and its uses in ecology

Gilberto Corso, Biophysics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

### Friday 8 April 2011

Mike Tildsley, Centre for Infection, Immunity and Evolution, Edinburgh

Mathematical modelling of infectious diseases, from within-host to the population level.

### Friday 1 April 2011

Dan Nussey, Institue of Evolutionary Biology, Edinburgh

An evolutionary perspective on immunoheterogeneity and immunosenescence in a wild sheep population.

### Friday 25 March 2011

Samir Okasha, Philosphy, Bristol

The evolution of Bayesian rationality.

### Friday 11 March 2011

Diomar Mistro, Maths, Santa Maria, Brazil

Scenarios of invasion in a space- and time-discrete predator-prey system with strong Allee effect.

### Friday 4 March 2011

Max Souza, Maths, UFF, Brazil

Discrete and continuous models in evolutionary dynamics.

### Friday 11 February 2011

Nick Priest, Biology, Bath

Infection and ageing.

### Friday 3 December 2010

Konstantin Blyuss, Engineering Mathematics, Bristol

Stability and bifurcations in an epidemic model with temporary immunity.

### Friday 19 November 2010

Jason Matthiopoulos, Biology, St Andrews

Catastrophic nepotism, collective memory and wildlife population cycles.

### Friday 5 November 2010

Sebastian Funk, Institute of Zoology, London

News travels fast: Modelling the dynamics of infectious diseases and human behaviour.

### Friday 22 October 2010

Alison Nightingale, Pharmacy and Pharmacology, Bath

Pharmacoepidemiology and the general practice research database.

### Friday 8 October 2010

Bob Planque, Maths, Amsterdam

Maintenance of bird song dialects.

### Friday 1 October 2010

Christopher Kribs Zaleta, Maths, University of Texas

Treatment of Hepatitis C for Hemolytic Anemia Management.

### Tuesday 18 May 2010

Sam Brown, Zoology, Oxford

Evolutionary ecology of microbial sociality: cooperation, virulence and control.

### Friday 30 April 2010

Zoe Ward, Maths, Bath

Mechanisms of HIV Persistence on Treatment.

### Friday 26 March 2010

Axel G Rossberg, Biology, Queen's Belfast

How pylogenetic correlations structure ecological communities.

Friday 5 March 2010
Dylan Childs, Animal and Plant Sciences, Sheffield

Evolutionary game theory in the real world: A viable alternative to phenotypic selection analysis?

### Friday 19 Febraury 2010

Istvan Kiss, Maths, Sussex

Exact epidemic models on graphs using graph automorphism driven lumping.

### Friday 11 December 2009

Sergei Petrovskii, Maths, Leicester

Statistical mechanics of population dynamics and animal movement.

### Friday 4 December 2009

Alasdair Houston, Biology, Bristol

Models of co-operation: the importance of individual differences.

### Friday 20 November 2009

Oliver Kruger, Biology and Biochemisty, Bath

Modelling life history evolution: from individual variation to population demography.

### Friday 13 November 2009

Matthew Smith, Microsoft Research, Cambridge Predictive models of infectious disease dynamics in wildlife populations.

### Friday 6 November 2009

Frederic Hamelin, Agrocampus, Rennes

A differential game theoretical analysis of mechanistic models for territoriality.

### Thursday, 30 April, 2009

Mark Broom, Maths, Sussex

Models of evolution on structured populations.

### Thursday, 19 March, 2009

Christian Hellmich, Institute for Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vienna University of Technology

Multiscale micromechanics of bone materials and structures: fundamentals and advanced exploitation of Computer Tomographic Data.

### Thursday, 12 March, 2009

William Megill, Engineering, Bath

Predator-prey cycling in grey whales on Canada's west coast.

### Thursday, 26 February, 2009

Ben Adams, Maths, Bath

Epidemiology and evolution of influenza virus.

### Thursday, 12 February, 2009

Joanne Turner, Veterinary Clinical Science, Liverpool

Using contact networks to model disease transmission within and between farms.

### Thursday, 29 January, 2009

Kieran Sharkey, Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocentre

A method for constructing deterministic epidemic models in heterogeneous populations.

### Thursday, 4 December, 2008

Christina Cobbold, Maths, Glasgow

Coexistence and evolution of parasitoids.

### Thursday, 20 November, 2008

Gabriele Margos, Biology, Bath

Understanding Borrelia evolution.

### Thursday, 6 November, 2008

Alexander Alekseyenko, EBI, Cambridge

Multi-state stochastic Dollo model for evolution of complex characters.

### Thursday, 23 October, 2008

Farida Chamchod, Maths, Bath

An analysis of a vaccination model based on host immune status.

Victoria Brown, Maths, Bath

Modelling HPV with vaccination.

Zoe Ward, Maths, Bath

Heterogeneity and HIV drug treatment and resistance.

### Thursday, 9 October, 2008

Mario Recker, Zoology, Oxford

### Thursday, 6 March, 2008

Caroline Colijn, Engineering Maths, Bristol

### Thursday, 21 February, 2008

Jan-Ulrich Kreft, Biology, Birmingham

Modelling interactions of microbes in spatially structured systems.

### Thursday, 7 February, 2008

Richard Law, Biology, York

### Thursday, 6 December, 2007

Vincent Jansen, Biology, Royal Holloway

### Thursday, 22 November, 2007

Albert Bolhuis, Pharmacy, Bath

Protein translocation in the prokaryotic domains of life.

### Thursday, 8 November, 2007

Christoph Schwitzwer, Bristol Zoo

Programme Sahamalaza: study and conservation of critically endangered lemurs in northwest Madagascar.

### Thursday, 25 October, 2007

Zhivko Stoyanov, Maths, Bath

Statistical perturbation theory for spectral clustering.

### Thursday, 11 October, 2007

Andrea Rocco, Maths, Bath

Modelling environmental fluctuations in biochemical systems.

### Thursday, 3 May, 2007

Roger Bowers, Maths, Liverpool

### Thursday, 26 April, 2007

Alex Jeffries, Biology, Bath

Can pseudogene evolution be mathematically modelled?

### Thursday, 19 April, 2007

Christoph Schwitzer, Bristol Zoo

Programme Sahamalaza: study and conservation of critically endangered lemurs in northwest Madagascar.

### Thursday, 22 March, 2007

Elisa Loza-Reyes, Maths, Bath

A Bayesian phylogenetic mixture model.

### Thursday, 15 March, 2007

Radek Erban, Maths, Oxford

Stochastic modelling of reaction, diffusion and taxis processes in biology.

### Thursday, 8 March, 2007

Begoña Delgado-Charro, Pharmacy, Bath

The skin: an opportunity for drug delivery and non-invasive pharmacokinetics.

### Thursday, 1 March, 2007

Mike Bonsall, Zoology, Oxford

Ecology and evolution of resource-consumer dynamics.

### Thursday, 15 February, 2007

Joanna Bryson, Computer Science, Bath

Why information can be free:
the evolution of communication and its impact on language.

### Thursday, 1 February, 2007

Jack Cohen, Warwick

I am not a heat engine.