About us

The Mathematical Biology Group at Reading was established in 2010. Our mathematical expertise covers continuum modelling, nonlinear ordinary and partial differential equations, agent based modelling, inverse methods, multiscale modelling and asymptotic methods.

Our research work is focused in the areas of biomedical applications, cardiovascular cell biology, cell signalling pathways, cholesterol and lipoprotein regulation, Quantitative Systems Pharmacology, neuroscience and neurodynamics and tumour growth.

We collaborate with leading biological, life and pharmacological science groups in academia and industry as well as mathematical centres and departments around the UK and internationally. We are involved with a number of national and international initiatives (please see below) and our work is funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Engineering and Physical Research Council (EPSRC), British Heart Foundation (BHF), Medical Research Council (MRC), Nuffield Foundation, RCUK, the University of Reading and industry.

Our core teaching associated with the area includes a third/fourth year module in Mathematical Biology in Mathematics and Statistics, Systems Biology in the Biological Sciences. We regularly attract funding for summer studentship bursaries, provide training for industry and are happy to hear from people (undergraduate students through to established academics) who are keen to collaborate and/or learn more about Mathematical Biology.