Plenary: Tiina Roose
- Matthew Simpson (Queensland University of Technology)
Plenary: Toshiyuki Nakagaki
- Thomas Hillen (University of Alberta)
Plenary: Jane Heffernan
- Mick Roberts (Institute of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand)
Plenary: Yoh Iwasa
- Denise Kirschner (University of Michigan Medical School)
- Akira Sasaki (The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (SOKENDAI))
Plenary: Hugh Possingham
- Toshiyuki Namba (Osaka Prefecture University)
Plenary: Melissa Knothe Tate
- Helen Byrne (University of Oxford)
Plenary: Jennifer Flegg
- James Sneyd (UoA)
Plenary: Alex James
- Atsushi Yamauchi (Kyoto University)
In this talk I will describe the application of state of the art image based modelling to several seemingly different areas of biology. I show examples from biomedical (lymphatic, vascular and lung system) and agricultural problems of plant soil interaction. I will describe the workflow from imaging (X-ray CT, XRF, SEM-EDX, histology), image reconstruction, image segmentation, computation and...
Network of transport is found in a wide range of living system. The typical examples are vascular network in vertebrates and tracheal network in vascular plants, and mycelial network in fungi. Such a network structure is found in self-organized colony of unicellular bacteria: a biofilm that is a sheet-like aggregate of many bacteria and sticky polysaccharides secreted from the bacteria....
Infectious diseases affect individuals (immunology) and populations (epidemiology). While these two scales of infection are intimately linked, the vast majority of studies of infectious diseases ignore or greatly simplify the effects of the other scale. As a result, public health programs can be ill-informed. Mathematical models that link the in-host and population scales of infection can...
For successful ecosystem management and biodiversity conservation, in addition to ecological and evolutionary processes, we need to consider social and economic influences on the management target. Here, we introduce four models that address economic and social aspects of human society in the context of ecosystem management.
- Lake water pollution. Players choose between cooperative (but...
There are now over 50 conservation science journals and the field is booming. The world’s top journals, Science and Nature, routinely cover conservation science issues, but the field has been dominated by ecologists. Solving conservation problems is as much about maths and economics, as it is about ecology. Our group at the University of Queensland, and our national ARC Centre of Excellence...
Through combination of novel microscopy protocols for imaging live cells and tissues as well as experimental mechanics methods, we have begun to elucidate mechanisms underpinning emergent properties of hierarchical materials such as tissues [1,2]. We refer to the process as Microscopy Aided Design And Manufacture (MADAMe). We apply this paired imaging and computational technology approach to...
The process by which a skin wound heals is complicated and requires the concerted action of a large number of cell types, chemicals and fibres. There have been many attempts to mathematically describe the wound healing process using a variety of different mathematical approaches. In this talk, I will review some of the earlier mathematical models developed for wound healing and the biological...
Lévy walks have dominated foraging theory since they were brought to our attention in the mid-nineties. However the path to enlightenment has not been smooth. I will take you on a brief history of Lévy foraging theory that has played out in the published literature. Are they the solution to finding your keys or an ecological version of the quaternion?