Presenter: Professor Geoffrey Goodhill

The larval zebrafish has many properties that make it an excellent model system for studying brain development. These include the ability to record real-time activity from hundreds of neurons simultaneously. I will talk about some of the ways we've been analysing and modelling the data produced from our own zebrafish experiments. These draw on a wide range of mathematical techniques, including statistical estimation and graph theory. We hope that in the longer term these results will help inform treatments for neurological disorders, the design of brain-computer interfaces, and improved forms of artificial intelligence

About Applied and computational maths seminars

Our seminars bring together UQ's applied and computational mathematics communities.

UQ and invited scientists deliver the presentations, which are informal and promote discussion.

We welcome suggestions for speakers and topics from staff, students and visitors, and encourage students to share their work.

Our seminars are usually held on Thursdays from 3pm to 4pm.

To suggest a topic or speaker, and for more information, contact Dr Dietmar Oelz or Dr Cecilia Gonzalez Tokman.