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Biology and Medicine - Interfaces and Free Boundaries Problems

Isaac Newton Institute Open for Business Event - 24 June 2014 - Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
When Jun 24, 2014
from 12:30 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Isaac Newton Institute, Cambridge
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Free boundary problems are today considered to be one of the most important directions in the mainstream analysis of partial differential equations, with an abundance of applications to real world problems. In the last two decades, various new ideas, techniques and methods have been developed and important challenging problems in physics, engineering, industry, finance and other areas have arisen, with systems biology and medicine representing particularly rich sources of new applications. The study of free boundary problems is an extremely broad topic due to the abundance of applications and this breadth presents challenges as well as opportunities.


Aims & Objectives

This Open for Business half day event forms part of the Isaac Newton Institute Free Boundary Problems and Related Topics research programme and will be embedded within a major international conference in the area. It will bring together leading expertise in multiple disciplines across biology and medicine which require mathematical modelling and computation involving free boundaries, interfaces and related concepts. The programme will be structured to assist in identifying the common challenges that have the greatest potential for research, knowledge transfer, public policy and commercial impact.


A key aim of this event is to highlight how recent developments, particularly with regard to computation and modelling, impact on the use of mathematics in areas such as:

  • Cancer treatment
  • Computer assisted surgery
  • Wound healing
  • Cell biology and imaging
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Bacterial infections

The talks will also explore how new theories are being developed and highlight the mathematical models which are being created to aid understanding and lead to advances in technologies and treatments.


This event will be of interest to researchers from a wide range of biomedical areas. Those taking part will learn about the latest models and techniques being developed and how these translate to possible end user applications. There will also be opportunities for networking and investigating of potential collaborations and the afternoon will finish with a facilitated discussion session, followed by a drinks reception.


Please register on the meeting's webpage

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