CMALS PhD Student & RA Meeting 2019
On 26th March 2019, CMALS organized an event which allowed PhD students and RAs to showcase their research. The event featured a mixture of ‘Standard’ oral presentations as well as some very entertaining ‘creative’ presentations. The prize for best standard presentation was awarded to Lucile Chatellard for her talk on waste management. Because of the high standard of entries to the creative presentations round, two prizes were awarded. Emma Dolmaire was awarded first prize for her game on spatial modelling of the feeding migration of blue whiting whilst Agnes Olin was awarded the second prize for her ceilidh dance on North Sea food web modelling.
Workshop on Mathematical Modelling in Biomechanics
On 19th March 2019, CMALS organised a workshop on Biomechanics. Prof Alfio Grillo (Torino) delivered the keynote talk on "Structural reorganisation and fibre reorientation in fibre-reinforced biological tissues". Other talks focussed on constitutive models of composites; convergence of forward and inverse models; modelling oculoplastic surgery and; modelling of in vivo cardiac function. The event was attended by 30 people.
CMALS Student/Postdoc Poster Competition
On 6th December 2018, CMALS organised a poster competition for students and postdocs. A total of 17 students and postdocs entered the competition. The CMALS Committee judged the standard to be very high. First prize was awarded to Karol Lewandowski for his poster "Spare the horses: Adaption, exercise &horse racing in numerical simulations ", while the runner-up Prize was awarded to Mihaela Paun for her poster entitled "Parameter inference in a mathematical model of the pulmonary circulation".
CMALS Students Visit Experimental Labs
On 5th November 2018, CMALS organised a student visit to two experimental labs. The purpose of the event was to give CMALS students a better appreciation of the experimental techniques and methods involved in acquiring the data they use in their mathematical modelling. In the morning, students visited the Duncan Lab at University of Strathclyde where research is conducted focussing on chemsitry, molecular biology, microbiology and all things marine-drug-discovery related. In the afternoon the students visited the Beatson Institute where cancer research is conducted. CMALS extends many thanks to the lab leaders for facilitiating this event.
CMALS organised a 3 day workshop from 3-5 September 2018 entitled Modelling and Experiments in Drug Delivery Systems. Over 50 delegates covering modellers, experimentalists, industrialists and clinicians attended the event which featured an industry problem solving session. David Prime from GlaxoSmithKline presented a problem on drug delivery to the lung, while Prof Anthony Chalmers presented a clinical problem on drug delivery to brain tumours. Kenote speakers included David Saylor from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Prof Paolo Netti from University of Naples federico II and Prof Keith Oldroyd from the Golden Jubilee Hospital in Glasgow. In addition, over 30 MEDDS Abstracts were accepted and presented in oral and poster formats. The event was a huge success. Many new collaborations have been formed and there are ongoing discussions in relation to taking the industry problems forward.
CMALS Show and Tell Meeting
CMALS organised a half-day ‘Show & Tell’ event on the afternoon of 11th December 2017 at University of Strathclyde. Over 30 academics from across the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde attended and gave short presentations on their research interests. Presenters included those engaged in both mathematical modelling and experimental research, and covered a variety of career stages. The primary aims of the event were to stimulate new collaborations and to resume the lively conversations between the two Universities. A round table discussion session allowed attendees to express their opinions on such topics as the CMALS Themes, Future Events and Funding Opportunities.
CMALS/SofTMech Modelling Week with Industry
SofTMech and CMALS jointly ran a Modelling Week training event for PhD students and post-doc RAs between 12 - 16 September, 2016. Over 30 UK and EU PhD students and post-doc RAs attended the training and problem solving workshop. Three topic-based groups worked extensively on research themes such as Heart, Drug Discovery, and Medical Devices. Sean McGinty, Dirk Husmeier, Xiaoyu Luo, Hao Gao and Armin Sepp (Glaxosmithkline) were among the academics and industrial partners who ran the training week. The modelling week received very positive feedback from the attendees.