UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE Department of Plant Sciences
NERC STUDENTSHIP IN MATHEMATICAL BIOLOGY
Applications are invited from Mathematicians, Physicists and Engineers for a three year studentship in Mathematical Biology, funded by the Natural Environmental Research Council to work on:
Temporal and spatial models for metapopulation dynamics involving fungal infection of plants.
The work will involve the construction, analysis and testing of parsimonious, non-linear models, with spatially varying parameters, that describe the temporal and spatial dynamics of the spread of infection within and between sub-populations. The project will build on contemporary work in this laboratory on epidemic modelling. There will be an opportunity to develop expertise in a broad array of techniques including ode, pde, coupled map lattice and probabilistic cellular automata models. The models will be used to identify strategies for the control of economically and environmentally important diseases of trees in woodland ecosystems, together with beneficial (mycorrhizal) infections in grassland ecosystems. The work will also contribute to dynamical theory of heterogeneous populations.
The successful candidate will join an active group of approximately 20 modellers, statisticans and experimenters in the Botanical Epidemiology Laboratory at Cambridge with opportunities for collaborative as well as individual work. There will also be an opportunity to do a limited amount of teaching in Mathematical Biology.
Applications should be sent to Dr C.A. Gilligan, (Reader in Mathematical Biology), Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EA, AS SOON AS POSSIBLE Tel: 01223 333904; fax 01223 333953; email firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants are welcome to contact Dr Gilligan by telephone or preferably by email.
-- Adam Kleczkowski, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Univ. of Cambridge Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA, England tel. (+44)(1223)330229, fax (+44)(1223)333953, e-mail email@example.com, WWW http://www-epidem.plantsci.cam.ac.uk