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The mathematics of robustness in molecular communication networks

Robustness, and the ability to function and thrive amid changing and unfavourable environments, is a fundamental requirement for living systems. In the past, it has been a mystery how large and complex biological networks can exhibit robust performance since complexity is generally associated with fragility.Exciting recent research here at QUT has suggested a resolution to this paradox through the discovery that robust adaptive signalling networks must be constructed from a small number of well-defined universal modules ("motifs"). The existence of …

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Blood flow in artery with atheroslcerosis

Rupture of atherosclerotic plaques without warning is responsible for most acute cardiovascular syndromes such as heart attack and stroke, and many victims who are apparently healthy die suddenly without prior symptoms.Such deaths could be prevented by surgery or alternative medical therapy if vulnerable plaques were identified earlier in their natural history. Understanding of the fluid flow behaviour of the moving blood can help the assessment of plaque vulnerability to avoid such acute events.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours, Vacation research experience scheme
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Modelling and simulation for computational medicine

Computational medicine is emerging as a new discipline for the analysis, integration and augmentation of biomedical experimental and clinical approaches through the development and application of computational modelling techniques.Available topicsWe are offering a series of research projects associated with the modelling of the electrophysiology of the brain and the heart. Some of this work is joint with colleagues at the University of Oxford.Particular areas of interest include the:modelling of ion channel dynamics using stochastic approachesuse of innovative modelling techniques such …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Modelling and simulation of heterogeneities

We are offering opportunities to conduct research in developing computationally efficient, dual scale modelling approaches for simulating multiphase transport in heterogeneous porous media by computing entirely over a microcell (unit cell) derived directly from images of the morphology of the porous medium.This has importance to such disparate applications as ground water flow, the extraction of coal seam gas and the electrophysiology of a heterogeneous heart. There are additional complexities in terms of developing and implementing new numerical approaches that may …

Study level
Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

Computational modelling in porous media

We are offering opportunities to conduct research in developing computationally efficient, modelling approaches for simulating multiphase transport in heterogeneous porous media.This has importance to such disparate applications as ground water flow, the extraction of coal seam gas, and drying.There are additional complexities in terms of developing and implementing new numerical approaches that may also benefit from supercomputers.

Study level
PhD, Master of Philosophy, Honours
Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Lead unit
Science and Engineering Faculty

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