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Department of Mathematics

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Mathematics in the life sciences

Our researchers work closely with life scientists to address key challenges in biology and medicine using a wide range of mathematical and statistical techniques.

PhD projects

We welcome applications for PhD study in all areas of mathematics in the life sciences.

PhD enquiries related to this theme can be directed to Dr Stefan Güttel.

Mathematics reaches into almost every area of biology and medicine. Quantitative methods are increasingly valued by biologists seeking to make sense of complex systems, or seeking to extract useful information from large experimental datasets. The life science and healthcare arenas are also rich sources of challenging new mathematical and statistical questions.

Our interests span application areas such as biochemical and gene regulatory networks, biomechanics, cell migration and signalling, medical imaging, medical statistics, molecular evolution and population dynamics. These topics are pursued in collaboration with life science researchers in Manchester and beyond.

Research seminars

Research seminars on topics associated with mathematics in the life sciences take place regularly in the following series: