Title Project Discription Level Supervisor
SRS-24/17 Mathematical/computational modelling of tissue morphology and tumour growth

Suitable for:  Second/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).

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Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
Modeling and simulation of the formation of cytokinesis constriction rings. PhD Project Dr Dietmar Oelz
Structure and dynamics of contractile junctional rings in epithelial cells. PhD Project Dr Dietmar Oelz
Modelling of epithelial mono-layers

This project is in collaboration with the experimental group of A. Yap (UQ). We are interested in understanding how the signaling cascade starting from cortical Anillin and Rho proteins affects cortical contractility in eptihelial cell monolayers. To this end we want to simulate a "pseudo-...

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Honours Project
Dr Dietmar Oelz
SRS-15/17 Patterns of EEG in network models of human brains

Note:  While this project is hosted by another UQ unit at Herston (not SMP), students studying Maths/Physics are encouraged to apply.

Suitable for:  Students with a background in mathematics, physics, electrical engineering and...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-14/17 Simulation of brain network

Note:  While this project is hosted by another UQ unit at Herston (not SMP), students studying Maths/Physics are encouraged to apply.

Suitable for:  Students with a background in Applied Mathematics, Physics, and Electrical...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-06/17 Network models of the human brain

Suitable for:  Second or third year students, who must have programming skills and knowledge of systems of differential equations.

Project:  We will investigate how different types of node interconnectivity patterns affect simulated EEG patterns...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-03/17 Computational analysis of single-molecule movements

Suitable for:  A strong mathematical background and good programming skills are essential.  Prior knowledge of neuroscience is not required.

Project:  With developments in super-resolution microscope technology, it is now possible to image...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
SRS-02/17 The mathematics of neural coding

Suitable for:  A strong mathematical background and good programming skills are essential.  Prior knowledge of neuroscience is not required.

Project:  In the lab we are imaging the activity of many neurons in the zebrafish brain...

Summer Project Ms Janet Seddon
Directional switching due to tug-of-war in intra-cellular cargo transport

Suitable forStudents with interests in mathematical biology, modelling and numerical simulation.  Students with a variety of backgrounds are welcome.

Project description:  In biological cells cargo is transported by molecular motor...

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Winter Project
Dr Dietmar Oelz
Modelling the growth and treatment of brain tumours

The research project will develop a biologically realistic mathematical model and computer simulations of the growth of glioblastoma brain...

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Summer Project
Dr Zoltan Neufeld
Understanding the effects of individual variation on population dynamics

Recent empirical studies have shown that trait variation among individuals in a population can have a significant impact on population dynamics. Given the considerable resources devoted to managing populations in Australia, it is vital individual variation be understood. We will use the tools of...

PhD Project
Honours Project
Professor Phil Pollett
Mathematical and computational modelling of biological tissues: mechanical properties and morphogenesis

This project will investigate the role of mechanical interactions between cells in determining the structure,  morphology of different types of biological tissues. The project will use mathematical models, based on partial differential equations and/or stochastic models of interacting...

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Summer Project
Dr Zoltan Neufeld
Mathematical modelling of epidermal self-renewal and radiation induced cancer progression

The aim of this project is to understand the hierarchy and relative contributions of different stem cell populations to epidermal homeostasis and develop a comprehensive computational model that accurately describes the hierarchy and spatial/temporal organization of tissue self-renewal. This...

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Honours Project
Summer Project
Dr Zoltan Neufeld
Mathematical / Computational Neuroscience

Projects are available in the mathematical/computational modelling of brain development and function. Areas of particular interest are the development of connections between neurons by ...

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Summer Project
Professor Geoff Goodhill