Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences Group

Our group applies mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques to address research questions in the life and social sciences.


PhD studentships in mathematics

Funding information:
Each PhD studentship is fully-funded, including fees and a tax-free stipend, at UKRI studentship rates covered for the duration of 3 to 4 years for UK candidates. International candidates are welcome to apply but will need to cover the difference between the UK and overseas fees.

Mathematics of life and social sciences

Funding information:
Competitive departmental funding.

Mathematical models for preclinical drug trials: small molecule drugs and antibody drug conjugates

Funding information:
The Department of Mathematics has a number of fully funded PhD studentships for UK nationals. These studentships will include the tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. The Department has also a few scholarships for partial and full funding for overseas fees for exceptional applicants. However, funding for overseas students is limited and applicants are encouraged to find suitable funding themselves.

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Paper of Sergey Zelik on inertial manifolds accepted for publication in Analysis and PDEs

The paper “Smooth extensions for inertial manifolds of semilinear parabolic equations“, co-authored...


Alessandro Torrielli attends and speaks at conferences in Budapest and Berlin

Alessandro Torrielli was in Budapest the week of 25-29 July to attend IGST2022 (Integrability in Gauge...

Our people

Professor David Lloyd

Head of the Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences Group

I am a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Surrey. My research interests are in localised pattern formation and mathematical modelling. I am also co-founder and director of the Surrey Centre for Criminology at the University of Surrey. Please see my personal webpage for more details. ...
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Upcoming seminars

We run regular seminars throughout term discussing mathematical, computational, and statistical techniques and ongoing research we are doing in the group.

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Department of Mathematics
Thomas Telford building (AA), floor 4
University of Surrey