Dr Les Farnell

F07 - Carslaw Building
The University of Sydney

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Book Chapters

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2008). A quantitative model of ATP-mediated calcium wave propagation in astrocyte networks. In Deutsch A; Bravo de la Parra R; de Boer RJ; Diekmann O; Jagers P;Kisdi E; etc (Eds.), Mathematical modeling of biological systems, (pp. 193-204). Boston: Birkhauser (imprint of Springer). [More Information]

Journals

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2018). Quantitative relations between BOLD responses, cortical energetics, and impulse firing. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119(3), 979-989. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2016). On the origins of the 'global signal' determined by functional magnetic resonance imaging in the resting state. Journal of Neural Engineering, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2015). Cortical Network Models of Firing Rates in the Resting and Active States Predict BOLD Responses. PloS One, 10(12), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2015). Cortical network models of impulse firing in the resting and active states predict cortical energetics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(13), 4134-4139. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2013). Fiber Pathway Pathology, Synapse Loss and Decline of Cortical Function in Schizophrenia. PloS One, 8(4), 1-12. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2012). A Model of Neuregulin Control of NMDA receptors on Synaptic Spines. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(3), 717-735. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2011). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(9), 2109-2131. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2010). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, , 1-23. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2009). P 2 X7 regenerative-loop potentiation of glutamate synaptic transmission by microglia and astrocytes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 261(1), 1-16. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). A quantitative model of cortical spreading depression due to purinergic and gap-junction transmission in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 95(12), 5648-5660. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of blood volume change due to glutamatergic synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting on arteriolar smooth muscle cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 250(1), 172-185. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of the BOLD changes due to synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting arteriolar smooth muscle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 252, 123-130. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in cultured spinal cord microglial networks. Purinergic Signalling, 4(1), 47-59. [More Information]
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2007). A computational model relating changes in cerebral blood volume to synaptic activity in neurons. Neurocomputing, 70(10), 1674-1679. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Dickens, P. (2007). Mechanisms of calcium sequestration during facilitation at active zones of an amphibian neuromuscular junction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(2), 230-241. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2006). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in spinal cord astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 91(9), 3560-3571. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative description of the contraction of blood vessels following the release of noradrenaline from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 234(1), 107-122. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative model of purinergic junctional transmission of calcium waves in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 89(4), 2235-2250. [More Information]
  • Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). Monte Carlo simulation of diffusion in a spatially nonhomogeneous medium: A biased random walk on an asymmetrical lattice. Journal of Computational Physics, 208(1), 253-265. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Blair, D. (2004). A Quantitative Description Of The Diffusion Of Noradrenaline In The Media Of Blood Vessels Following Its Release From Sympathetic Varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 226(3), 359-372. [More Information]
  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Fraser, W., Farnell, L. (2004). Acoustic intensity for a long vessel with noncircular cross section. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 51(5), 566-575. [More Information]
  • Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). Monte Carlo simulation of diffusion in a spatially nonhomogeneous medium: correction to the Gaussian steplength. Journal of Computational Physics, 198(1), 65-79. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). The Facilitated Probability of Quantal Secretion within an Array of Calcium Channels of an Active Zone at the Amphibian Neuromuscular Junction. Biophysical Journal, 86(5), 2674-2690.
  • Henery, R., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2002). Potential fields in vascular smooth muscle generated by transmitter release from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 218(4), 531-548. [More Information]
  • Kearns, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2002). Quantal current fields around individual boutons in sympathetic Ganglia. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 214(2), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2001). A Monte Carlo analysis of calcium dynamics and facilitation in nerve terminals. Neurocomputing, 38-40, 17-22.
  • Farnell, L., Little,, G. (2001). Assessing the use of English in primary and secondary schools. The Education Network, 18, 11-56.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Blair, D. (2001). Quantal and non-quantal current and potential fields around individual sympathetic varicosities on release of ATP. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1311-1328.

Conferences

  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Farnell, L. (2005). Exact and weak scattering models for the complex acoustic field near to cylindrical walls and boundaries in tissue. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Farnell, L., Fraser, W. (2002). Ultrasound intensity calculations for a vessel with simulated wall lesion. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2018

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2018). Quantitative relations between BOLD responses, cortical energetics, and impulse firing. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119(3), 979-989. [More Information]

2016

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2016). On the origins of the 'global signal' determined by functional magnetic resonance imaging in the resting state. Journal of Neural Engineering, 13(1), 1-11. [More Information]

2015

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2015). Cortical Network Models of Firing Rates in the Resting and Active States Predict BOLD Responses. PloS One, 10(12), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lagopoulos, J. (2015). Cortical network models of impulse firing in the resting and active states predict cortical energetics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112(13), 4134-4139. [More Information]

2013

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2013). Fiber Pathway Pathology, Synapse Loss and Decline of Cortical Function in Schizophrenia. PloS One, 8(4), 1-12. [More Information]

2012

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2012). A Model of Neuregulin Control of NMDA receptors on Synaptic Spines. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 74(3), 717-735. [More Information]

2011

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2011). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, 73(9), 2109-2131. [More Information]

2010

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2010). A Model of NMDA Receptor Control of F-actin Treadmilling in Synaptic Spines and Their Growth. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, , 1-23. [More Information]

2009

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2009). P 2 X7 regenerative-loop potentiation of glutamate synaptic transmission by microglia and astrocytes. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 261(1), 1-16. [More Information]

2008

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2008). A quantitative model of ATP-mediated calcium wave propagation in astrocyte networks. In Deutsch A; Bravo de la Parra R; de Boer RJ; Diekmann O; Jagers P;Kisdi E; etc (Eds.), Mathematical modeling of biological systems, (pp. 193-204). Boston: Birkhauser (imprint of Springer). [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). A quantitative model of cortical spreading depression due to purinergic and gap-junction transmission in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 95(12), 5648-5660. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of blood volume change due to glutamatergic synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting on arteriolar smooth muscle cells. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 250(1), 172-185. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Origins of the BOLD changes due to synaptic activity at astrocytes abutting arteriolar smooth muscle. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 252, 123-130. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2008). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in cultured spinal cord microglial networks. Purinergic Signalling, 4(1), 47-59. [More Information]

2007

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2007). A computational model relating changes in cerebral blood volume to synaptic activity in neurons. Neurocomputing, 70(10), 1674-1679. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Dickens, P. (2007). Mechanisms of calcium sequestration during facilitation at active zones of an amphibian neuromuscular junction. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 247(2), 230-241. [More Information]

2006

  • Bennett, M., Buljan, V., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2006). Purinergic junctional transmission and propagation of calcium waves in spinal cord astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 91(9), 3560-3571. [More Information]

2005

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative description of the contraction of blood vessels following the release of noradrenaline from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 234(1), 107-122. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). A quantitative model of purinergic junctional transmission of calcium waves in astrocyte networks. Biophysical Journal, 89(4), 2235-2250. [More Information]
  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Farnell, L. (2005). Exact and weak scattering models for the complex acoustic field near to cylindrical walls and boundaries in tissue. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
  • Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2005). Monte Carlo simulation of diffusion in a spatially nonhomogeneous medium: A biased random walk on an asymmetrical lattice. Journal of Computational Physics, 208(1), 253-265. [More Information]

2004

  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Blair, D. (2004). A Quantitative Description Of The Diffusion Of Noradrenaline In The Media Of Blood Vessels Following Its Release From Sympathetic Varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 226(3), 359-372. [More Information]
  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Fraser, W., Farnell, L. (2004). Acoustic intensity for a long vessel with noncircular cross section. IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics and Frequency Control, 51(5), 566-575. [More Information]
  • Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). Monte Carlo simulation of diffusion in a spatially nonhomogeneous medium: correction to the Gaussian steplength. Journal of Computational Physics, 198(1), 65-79. [More Information]
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W. (2004). The Facilitated Probability of Quantal Secretion within an Array of Calcium Channels of an Active Zone at the Amphibian Neuromuscular Junction. Biophysical Journal, 86(5), 2674-2690.

2002

  • Henery, R., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Bennett, M. (2002). Potential fields in vascular smooth muscle generated by transmitter release from sympathetic varicosities. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 218(4), 531-548. [More Information]
  • Kearns, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Bennett, M. (2002). Quantal current fields around individual boutons in sympathetic Ganglia. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 214(2), 135-146. [More Information]
  • Thompson, R., Macaskill, C., Farnell, L., Fraser, W. (2002). Ultrasound intensity calculations for a vessel with simulated wall lesion. IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium, United States: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

2001

  • Gibson, W., Farnell, L., Bennett, M. (2001). A Monte Carlo analysis of calcium dynamics and facilitation in nerve terminals. Neurocomputing, 38-40, 17-22.
  • Farnell, L., Little,, G. (2001). Assessing the use of English in primary and secondary schools. The Education Network, 18, 11-56.
  • Bennett, M., Farnell, L., Gibson, W., Lin, Y., Blair, D. (2001). Quantal and non-quantal current and potential fields around individual sympathetic varicosities on release of ATP. Biophysical Journal, 80(3), 1311-1328.

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