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Five investigators are involved in this multidisciplinary project. Each person brings complementary skills to the project.

  • Fred Currell has been applying mathematics and physics methods to healthcare and in particular cancer treatment since his award of an MRC discipline hopping fellowship in 2006. He is based in the department of Physics and Astronomy at Queens' University Belfast. He has emerged as a world leader in the field of using heavy atom nanoparticles as dose enhancing agents, having developed the first model able to realistically account for the dose enhancements.

  • Matthew Hubbard is an associate professor in scientific computation at the University of Nottingham. He is one of the UK's foremost experts on numerical algorithms for the approximation of partial differential equations (PDEs). Along with his research group, he focuses on the development, analysis, implementation and application of fast, efficient and reliable numerical algorithms for the computational solution of PDEs, and this has provided the foundation for the group's long-standing international reputation for work on adaptive and parallel algorithms.

  • Ronald Lambert FRSC has multiple degrees - microbiology, chemistry and mathematics and has used this accumulated knowledge to study the growth, inhibition and inactivation of microorganisms. He has 17 years industrial experience as a senior manager and researcher in Unilever and Nestle and 5 years as a Reader at Cranfield University.

  • Karen Polizzi joined the Divsion of Molecular Biosciences at Imperial College London in 2008. Her research interests lie in the use of in vivo biosensors to study cell metabolism and signalling events non-invasively. She has a strong track record in interdisciplinary research and leads a research group consisting of both biologists/biochemists and chemical engineers (two PDRAs and 8 PhD stu- dents). She herself was trained at the intersection of these fields. Since joining Imperial College, she has been focusing on using protein-based biosensors to better understand how to manipulate cell systems for industrial purposes or to correct defects in biochemistry that lead to disease.

  • Carron Shankland is deputy head of the School of Natural Sciences at the University of Stirling and is the principal investigator of the project. Use of computational models to understand complex systems is her main focus. She leads the Modelling and Abstraction theme for SICSA (Scottish Infor- matics and Computer Science Alliance). For this project, she provide expertise in process algebra, its underlying theory and application in a range of domains (epidemiology, communications protocols, immunology).

Here is the group at our first meeting in May 2013. It was very cold and windy!
L-R: Matthew, Carron, Ronnie, Karen, Fred.

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