Discipline: 
Mathematics
Status: 
Available
Level: 
PhD Project
Level: 
Masters Project
Level: 
Honours Project
Level: 
Summer Project
Supervisor(s): 
Zoltan Neufeld

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 animal 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, existing background in biology is not required. 

To apply contact Zoltan Neufeld (z.neufeld@uq.edu.au).