Mathematical Models for Lipids and Cells in Atherosclerotic Plaques

David Wood

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  •  19 Aug 2024 - 30 Aug 2024
     8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mary Myerscough (University of Sydney)
Michael Watson (University of New South Wales)
Helen Byrne (Mathematical Institute – Oxford)

Program Description:
Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease characterised by the growth of fatty plaques in the major arteries. Atherosclerosis is one of the major causes of death in the developed world, and yet mathematical modelling of atherosclerosis is still in its infancy. By contrast, mathematical modelling of cancer, another major cause of death, is a mature field which contributes to the design of therapy and the delivery of personalised medicine. The aim of the research program is to bring together researchers from the fields of atherosclerosis and cancer, in order to identify common modelling approaches and challenges, and catalyse new multidisciplinary collaborations in the growing field of mathematical modelling of atherosclerosis.

The first week of the workshop will have a series of talks from experimental scientists, and mathematical biologists and engineers, with ample discussion time. The second week will be for continuing work on developing clear visions aiming to formulate new models and/or mathematical approaches in several distinct thematic areas.

Program Structure:


  • Deadline: 15 March 2024
  • Registration is by invitation only. If you are interested to participate in this program, please contact one of the organisers with your CV and research background.
  • Arrival date: 18 August 2024

MATRIX Wine and Cheese Afternoon 20 August 2024
On the first Tuesday of each program, MATRIX provides a pre-dinner wine and cheese afternoon. Produce is locally-sourced to showcase delicacies from the region.