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Refining cell-based therapies to cure diabetes

The most promising route for a cure for type 1 diabetes is the use of insulin-secreting cells to replace those that have died. more...

Supervisor(s): Thorn, Peter (Professor)

Self-Assembly and Self-Organization in Complex Distributed Systems

The aim of this project is use a range of algorithmic techniques (graph theoretic, game theoretic, information theoretic) to study and gain insight into the processes of self-assemb more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Parallel Stochastic Optimization Algorithms

This project is investigating the application of unorthodox optimization techniques such fuzzy logic, genetic algorithms, neural networks, simulated annealing, ant colonies, Tabu se more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

MicroRNAs as Regulators of Cellular Programs

This project involves modeling the role of transcription factors and miRNAs in the control of systems implicated in maintaining and regaining optimal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Resilience and distributed systems for a healthy society

This project aims to develop an understanding of the link between the nature of distributed systems and the resilience that underpins healthy future societies. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Biological metaphors and resilience

The project will seek inspiration from biological networks to optimize the resilience of public health systems. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Complex Networks and Performance

The project aims to develop a social network based model and operational constructs for exploring individual behaviour in relation to choice and personal health. more...

Supervisor(s): Zomaya, Albert Y. (Professor), Vadas, Mathew (Professor)

Modeling biological interactions: from individuals to ecosystems

The aim will be to develop, test and use a modelling framework to explore the links between the behaviour of individual organism and the structure and function of ecological populat more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Bennett, Max (Professor), Caterson, Ian (Professor), Gill, Timothy (Associate Professor)

Nutrition and the origin of phenotype

This project will explore the role that nutrition plays in the development of phenotype using plant and fungi as model systems. more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Bennett, Max (Professor), Caterson, Ian (Professor), Gill, Timothy (Associate Professor)

Securing the future of water and soil

This project aims to develop a dynamical systems model for soil that will enable better understanding of the factors that maintain its natural fertility and nutritional quality of f more...

Supervisor(s): Simpson, Stephen (Professor), Bennett, Max (Professor), Caterson, Ian (Professor), Gill, Timothy (Associate Professor)