University College London
Mathematical modelling for tissue engineering, drug delivery and in vitro cancer models. Computational modelling, promotion and support of best practices for research software.
I am a final year PhD student in the mathematics department at UCL; my research is focussed on developing a mathematical/computational model of vascular network formation in vitro.
Implementing the mathematical model computationally has been an upward learning curve, and I found myself lacking confidence and the awareness of resources in order to learn and progress most effectively. Learning to code is one thing - learning to code confidently with a focus on good practices and reproducibility is another.
During my fellowship, I aim to support a Community of Practice (CoP) in Mathematical Biology for researchers at all levels whose research involves the use or development of code. I hope that through this CoP we can spread awareness of learning resources, advance existing open source software, and learn how to best integrate effective software practices into the research community.
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