Wednesday 7 June saw the School of Mathematical Sciences building atrium transformed into a display area, showcasing some of the excellent work from the Modelling and Analytics for a Sustainable Society (MASS) and Mathematical Medicine and Biology (MMB) groups.
MASS is an interdisciplinary doctoral training centre that aims to tackle the ongoing global problems of food shortages, water scarcity and insufficient clean energy. It brings together mathematicians with researchers from across the University working together to develop improved crops, bioenergy sources and biological methods to clean contaminated water. Other research areas include renewable energy sources as well as storage and distribution.
The MMB group focuses on innovative modelling, simulation and data analysis approaches for the biological and biomedical sciences, working across disciplines to study real-world problems in medicine and biology.
The event was a great success. In total 14 posters were displayed by a mixture of PhD students and academic staff. From MASS the work presented included mathematical modelling and data analysis applied to a range of topics including waste water treatment, sustainable cities, solar cell manufacture and hydrogen-powered cars. The MMB presentation included models to understand brain activity, cancer therapy and plant biology.
Not suprisingly there was significant overlap between the groups in terms of topics and mathematical approaches, leading to a lively atmosphere in the Atrium. Numerous additional staff and students viewing the posters engaged in discussions with the poster presenters. You can view the poster presentation info here.
Dr Ruediger Thul and Dr Reuben O'Dea judged the posters and their presentations. The two "best poster" prizes were awarded to Aytül Gökçe (neural field models) & Edward Acheampong (modelling waste water treatment). Both received £50 in Amazon vouchers so we pass on our congratulations to them both.
During the event refreshments were served, including the ever-popular scones, which disappeared remarkably quickly!
Posted on Monday 31st July 2017