Past Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminar

15 June 2018

Ultrasound (US) imaging is one of the first steps in a continuum of pregnancy care. During the fetal period, the brain undergoes dramatic structural changes, many of which are informative of healthy maturation. The resolution of modern US machines enables us to observe and measure brain structures, as well as detect cerebral abnormalities in fetuses from as early as 18 weeks. Recent breakthroughs in machine learning techniques for image analysis introduce opportunities to  develop bespoke methods to track spatial and temporal patterns of fetal brain development. My work focuses on the design of appropriate data-driven techniques to extract developmental information from standard clinical US images of the brain.


  • Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminar
8 June 2018
Dr Heather Harrington

In this talk I will discuss how computational algebraic geometry and topology can be useful for studying questions arising in systems biology. In particular I will focus on the problem of comparing models and data through the lens of computational algebraic geometry and statistics. I will provide concrete examples of biological signalling systems that are better understood with the developed methods.

Please note that this will be held at Tsuzuki Lecture Theatre, St Annes College, Oxford.

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  • Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminar