Winter/Spring 2019

Monday 15 April 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Monday 8 April 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space
Matthieu Barbier. Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling, CNRS, Moulis.

Monday 1 April 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Monday 25 March 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Monday 18 March 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space
Bridget Penman. Maths, University of Warwick

Monday 11 March 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Monday 4 March 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space
Alex Fletcher. Maths, University of Sheffield

Monday 25 February 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Monday 18 February 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space
Sarah Harris. Astbury Centre for Structural Molecular Biology, University of Leeds.

Monday 11 February 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space
Andreas Deutsch. Maths, CISHPC, TU Dresden

Monday 4 February 2019

13:15-14:05 Milner Centre Seminar space

Past seminars

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, Biology and Biochemistry 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.