Our mission - Mathematics applied to all aspects of medicine and biology


The mission of CMALS is to promote interdisciplinary research and scholarship in Mathematics applied to the Life Sciences, in the broadest sense.

The main themes of our research are:

  • Disease;
  • Treatment and diagnosis;
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity.

Research across the Centre varies considerably and includes heart modelling, biological fluid dynamics, soft tissue mechanics, drug delivery, medical devices, marine science, ecology and epidemiology.

We welcome new enquiries from academics, companies and clinicians. Contact us to discuss possible collaboration and to find out about some existing funding opportunities to support collaboration.

The Centre is a collaboration between the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde and was established in 2003 under the Synergy agreement.

Funding for CMALS related activities

CMALS is now accepting proposals for funding on a rolling basis.  Funding may be requested to support a meeting, workshop, or to assist with the travel costs of a seminar speaker.

Proposals should be submitted to sean.mcginty@glasgow.ac.uk, and contain a short description of the activity to be funded, the proposed date(s) and  an estimate of costs.  Proposals will then be considered by the CMALS committee. Please note that our funding is limited and that any activity must fall within the remit of CMALS.