University of Oxford

The University of Oxford is a world-class centre of excellence in research and teaching, with over 21,000 students and 1,600 academic staff. The Mathematical Institute (MI) is one of the leading mathematics departments in the world, with a significant research profile in central areas of contemporary mathematical research, including its applications in biology, medicine and industry. The Department of Computer Science also enjoys a strong international reputation for excellence in research in many branches of computer science, including Computational Biology. Established in 2005, the Computational Biology Group (CBG) has particular strength in developing bespoke computational simulation tools, based on rigorous mathematical and scientific computing principles, to solve problems arising in the life sciences. In the 2008 UK Research Assessment Exercise, Oxford was ranked first in the UK across the mathematical sciences as a whole and third in computer science.

Oxford’s primary role will be in WP6. In this work package Oxford’s main tasks will be to develop new multiscale and continuum models of early colorectal cancer and vascular tumor growth. The new models will be implemented into the CHIC software using the hypomodelling framework to be developed in WP7 and will be validated against data obtained by experimental and clinical partners.

Team members

Photo of  Helen Byrne Helen Byrne
University of Oxford
Team Leader
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