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.
Much of our research is interdisciplinary. Group members collaborate closely with researchers in biology, ecology and medicine from a range of universities, research institutes and industries. We use an exceptionally broad range of mathematical techniques, encompassing the full range of current applied mathematics.
Considering both fundamental biological processes such as tissue development and cell signalling, and applications based research in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.
Expertise in the design of experiments, the development of new data assimilation methods and novel methods for the analysis of physiological time series.
In recent years at Surrey, mathematicians have worked on some particularly novel projects in ecology, epidemiology and population genetics.
Developing a range of agent-based and partial-differential equations-based models to analyse the qualitative behaviour of crime and combine with data.
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.
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.
Mathematical models for the characterisation of the dynamics of biological systems
Funding information:Full UK tuition fees and a tax-free stipend. This project is on offer in competition with a number of other projects for funding. This opportunity may be available with partial funding for overseas fees for exceptional applicants. However, funding for overseas students is limited and applicants are encouraged to find suitable funding themselves.
Latest blog posts
The paper “Symplectic transversality and the Pego-Weinstein theory”, co-authored by Timothy...
The project “The use of Symmetric Projection Attractor Reconstruction (SPAR) as a novel assessment...
Professor David Lloyd
Head of the Mathematics of Life and Social Sciences Group