Five investigators are involved in this multidisciplinary project.
Each person brings complementary skills to the project.
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
is an associate professor in scientific computation at the University of
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.
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.
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.
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
L-R: Matthew, Carron, Ronnie, Karen, Fred.