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SUMMARY:Mathematical models of neurodegenerative diseases
DESCRIPTION:View the seminar recording here (Imperial College members only
) or contact k.hobson@imperial.ac.uk to request access.\nCentre for Neur
otechnology seminar from Alain Goriely\nProfessor of Mathematical Modellin
g\, University of Oxford\nMathematical models of neurodegenerative disease
s\nAbstract: Neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson
’s are devastating conditions with poorly understood mechanisms and no c
ure. Yet\, a striking feature of these conditions is the characteristic pa
ttern of invasion throughout the brain\, leading to well-codified disease
stages associated with various cognitive deficits and pathologies. How can
we use mathematical modelling to gain insight into this process and\, doi
ng so\, gain understanding about how the brain works? In this talk\, I wil
l show that by linking new mathematical theories to recent progress in ima
ging\, we can unravel some of the universal features associated with demen
tia and\, more generally\, brain functions.\nBio: Shortly after receiving
his Ph.D in mathematical physics from the University of Brussels in 1994\
, Alain Goriely joined the Department of Mathematics at the University of
Arizona where he established a research group within the renowned Program
of Applied Mathematics. He joined the University of Oxford as the Chair of
Mathematical Modelling in 2010. Currently\, he is the director of the Oxf
ord Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics\, and of the Internation
al Brain Mechanics and Trauma Lab. At the scientific level\, he is an appl
ied mathematician with broad interests in mathematics\, science\, and engi
neering. His research in mathematical methods\, nonlinear dynamics\, and t
heoretical mechanics has led him to collaborate closely with scientists fr
om many other disciplines such as engineering\, biology\, medical sciences
\, chemistry\, and physics. His current research includes the mechanics
of biological growth and its applications to plants and physiology\; the m
ultiscale modelling of the brain\, the design of photovoltaic devices\,
the mathematical foundations of elasticity\; the dynamics of curves\, knot
s\, and rods\; the design of proteins\; the modelling of cancer\; and the
development of mathematical methods for applied sciences. He is the auth
or of Integrability and Nonintegrability (2011)\, The mathematics and mech
anics of biological Growth (2017)\, and of Applied Mathematics: A Very Sho
rt Introduction (2018).\n\nThe seminar will take place via Microsoft Teams
. Advance registration is required. A link and instructions on how to acce
ss the event are provided in your registration confirmation email and a re
minder will be sent before the event.\nThere is no need to download the Mi
crosoft Teams app if accessing the seminar via desktop or laptop as you ca
n join via a browser\, however if using a mobile device\, you will need t
o download the Teams app in advance.\n
URL:https://www.imperial.ac.uk/events/131368/centre-for-neurotechnology-sem
inar-alain-goriely/
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