It’s one of the fastest growing areas of mathematics, and for good reason. Mathematical biology aims to use mathematical and statistical tools to study biological systems.
Mathematical biology tackles problems involving things like genetics, diseases, epidemics, ecology, population growth and extinction. The list could go on and on.
One of the rising stars in mathematical biology in Australia is QUT Professor Matthew Simpson. In this episode, we explore the field of mathematical biology, some of the things Mat is working on, and why he decided to jump into a leadership role with AMSI, the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute.