__Suitable for__: Second or Third year students with background in mathematics, physics, engineering who are interested in the applications of mathematical models and computer simulation into cell biology and medicine (previous background in biology is not required). Dates are...

# Mathematical Biology

Mathematical Biology is one of the most exciting and fastest-growing areas of mathematics. Advances in technology have dramatically increased the amount of quantitative data that is available across many areas of biology, leading to an urgent need for mathematical and statistical models to help analyze, interpret and explain those data. Research in Mathematical Biology at the University of Queensland focuses particularly on several particularly exciting areas:

- **The mathematics of conservation**. We use modeling and optimisation methods from maths and economics to solve conservation problems. Much of this research is profiled in www.aeda.edu.au/news.

- **Mathematical neuroscience**. We build mathematical models of how biological nervous systems become wired up during development, and how genetic and environmental factors constrain and guide this process. For more details see http://www.qbi.uq.edu.au/professor-geoffrey-goodhill

- **Mathematical modelling.** We develop, analyse and calibrate models for a wide variety of biological phenomena, including growth, movement, interaction and clustering, persistence and extinction, population explosion and catastrophe, inheritance, mutation and infection. For more details see http://www.maths.uq.edu.au/~pkp