PhD Project on Modelling the growth and treatment of brain tumours
University of Queensland

School of Mathematics and Physics

Posted on: Thu Aug 13 2015

The research project will develop a biologically realistic mathematical model and computer simulations of the growth of glioblastoma brain tumours, that then can be used for testing and optimising treatment strategies, including surgery, radio- and chemo-therapy. The project will develop and investigate partial different equation models that describe the distribution and spreading of cancer cells in the tissue. The modelling work will be supported by experiments and MRI imaging data from the Centre of Advanced Imaging at UQ.

The project is suitable for graduates with background in quantitative disciplines such as mathematics, physics or similar. Some experience and/or interest in numerical computation may be useful, previous background in biology is not required.

To apply send your CV and contact details of two references to Zoltan Neufeld: z.neufeld@uq.edu.au

Information on postgraduate scholarships at the University of Queensland is available at: http://www.uq.edu.au/grad-school/scholarships-and-fees/

For more information prospective students may attend the Phd Open Day at UQ on 17-18 September 2015, the School of Mathematics and Physics can provide assistance to cover travel expenses (see https://www.smp.uq.edu.au/pgid for details).



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