On growth and pattern formation: A celebration of Philip Maini's 60th birthday

18 September 2019
19 September 2019
Various Speakers

Further Information: 

The cost for registration is £80. This includes lunch and coffee both days of the workshop, and drinks at a reception following the public lecture on Wednesday 18th September. Registration should be completed through the University of Oxford Online stores: https://www.oxforduniversitystores.co.uk/product-catalogue/mathematical-...

Deadline for registration: July 5th. Space is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment!



This meeting is being held in celebration of Prof Philip Maini's 60th birthday. Prof Maini has been an internationally leading researcher in mathematical biology for decades. He is currently the Director of the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology, a position he has held since 1998. In the past 20 years he has grown the group significantly. He has established countless interdisciplinary collaborations, has over 400 publications in numerous areas of mathematical biology, with major contributions in mathematical modelling of tumours, wound healing and embryonic pattern formation. He has been elected Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS), Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci), and Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy (FNA). He has served or is serving on editorial board of a large number of journals, and was Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of Mathematical Biology [2002-15]. And yet his service to the community cannot be captured just by numbers and titles. Anyone who has met him and worked with him cannot but notice and be touched by his unfailing generosity and the many sacrifices he has made and continues to make day in and day out to help students, early career researchers, and fellow faculty alike.

This meeting provides an opportunity to celebrate Prof Maini's many accomplishments; to thank him for all of his sacrifices; and to bring together the large number of researchers – mathematicians, biologists, physiologists, and clinicians – that he has worked with and interacted with over the years. More broadly, the meeting provides a unique opportunity to reflect on mathematical biology, to provide perspectives on the trajectory of a field that was scarcely recognised and had very few dedicated researchers in the days of Prof Maini's own DPhil; yet a field that has grown tremendously since then. Much of this growth is attributable to the work of Prof Maini, so that today the value of mathematics in biology is increasingly recognized by biologists and clinicians, and with theoretical predictions of mathematical models having cemented a role in advancing biological understanding. 


David SumpterUppsala University (Public lecture), Derek MoultonUniversity of Oxford, Hans OthmerMinnesota University, Jen Flegg, University of Melbourne, Jim MurrayUniversity of Washington, Jonathan SherrattHeriot-Watt University, Kevin PainterHeriot-Watt University, Linus Schumacher, University of Edinburgh, Lucy HutchinsonRoche, Mark ChaplainUniversity of St Andrews, Mark LewisUniversity of Alberta, Mary MyerscoughUniversity of Sydney, Natasha MartinUniversity of Bristol, Noemi Picco, Swansea University, Paul Kulesa, Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Ruth Baker, University of Oxford, Santiago SchnellUniversity of Michigan, Tim Pedley, University of Cambridge


Organising committee

Ruth Baker (University of Oxford)

Derek Moulton (University of Oxford)

Helen Byrne (University of Oxford)

Santiago Schnell (University of Michigan)

Mark Chaplain (University of St Andrews)