I am a Post-Doc working with analysing PDE models in the context of cell migration using Lie Groups and symmetry methods. I will work under the supervision of Professor Ruth E. Baker and the aim of the project is to develop a symmetry based methodology to for analysing, constructing and revealing fundamental biological properties of RD-models. The focus of the work is mainly to implement these methods on RD models where an emphasis lies on understanding the biological meaning of these mathematical objects.
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University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Reaction Diffusion Models
Symmetry Methods and Application of Lie Groups to Differential Equations
Simulations of PDEs using FEM
I defended my PhD Thesis in Mathematical Biology at the University of Gothenburg in June 2020. I moved to Oxford in December 2020 to start a three year long Post Doc in Biomathematics. Originally, I come from Gothenburg in Sweden which is the city were I was born and has lived all my life until my move to Oxford. I am interested in football which I used to play when I was younger and I support my local team called IFK Göteborg. When I was 14 years old "the invincibles" won the league with a Swedish player Freddie Ljungberg among others, and I have since I was ten or so been a Gooner. I am also interested in playing the guitar, exercising and speaking languages (particularly French). Otherwise I am really interested in discussing science in a broader context.
Prizes, awards, and scholarships:
- 2020-2023: I was awarded the scholarship "Wenner-Gren Fellow-scholarship for postdoctoral education" from the Wenner-Gren Foundations in Sweden (see https://www.swgc.org/wenner-gren-fellows.aspx). It is this scholarship that finances my three year long Post-Doc starting from December 2020 to December 2023.
- 2021: During the conference called virtual SMB 2021 Annual Meeeting I recieved the ``SMB Contributed Talk Award for Methods for Biological Modeling''. I was awarded the prize for my contributed talk entitled ``Symmetry methods for model-construction and analysis in the context of collective cell migration''. The motivation was as follows: "In recognition of outstanding presentation at the
Society for Mathematical Biology Annual Meeting organized by the University of California, Riverside, held on June 13 - 17, 2021. On behalf of the SMB2021 Prize Committee: Mark Alber Chair of the SMB2021 Organizing Committee, Amber Smith Vice Chair of the SMB2021 Organizing Committee and Heiko Enderling President of SMB".
- 2019: I was rewarded a pedagogic award called "Guldkärnan 2019" by "SNF^TM" which is a student organisation representing the students at Physics and Mathematics at Chalmers University of Technology (see https://ftek.se/snf/). The motivation for the prize, voted for by the students, was: "During the large demonstration classes in linear algebra and numerical analysis, Johannes was a counterweight to the theoretical as well as quite heavy lectures and gave through applications insight and an understanding for the subject. With a relaxed attitude and a good sense of humour he thoroughly explained the assigned tasks in the course. He payed attention to questions and tried to ensure that everybody understood. Johannes's effort was invaluable for the course linear algebra and numerical analysis and for this reason he is awarded the ``Guldkärnan 2019''-award.".
Major / recent publications:
- Borgqvist, J., Malik, A., Lundholm, C., Logg, A., Gerlee, P. and Cvijovic, M. (2021) ``Cell polarisation in a bulk-surface model can be driven by both classic and non-classic Turing instability'', npj Systems Biology and Applications, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41540-021-00173-x.
- Borgqvist, J. (2020)"The construction, analysis and validation of mechanistic mathematical models of protein kinetics in the context of replicative ageing in budding yeast.", PhD-thesis, ISBN: 978-91-7833-910-5, URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/64055.
- Ohlsson, F.*,Borgqvist, J.* and Cvijovic, M. (2020) ``Symmetry structures in dynamic models of biochemical systems''. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, doi: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0204. The first-authorship is shared.
- Borgqvist, J., Welkenhuysen, N. and Cvijovic, M. (2020) ``Synergistic effects of repair, resilience and retention of damage determine the conditions for replicative ageing''. Scientific Reports, doi: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58444-2