Author Archives: Edmund Crampin

Fellowship to Matt Faria

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Predicting when populations go extinct

A new preprint from Stuart Johnston, with Mat Simpson (QUT), looks at a new approximation method for birth-death-movement random walks. Normally, random walk models are approximated via an ODE (i.e. logistic growth), which predicts the population size quite well. However, because … Continue reading

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New paper on physically-plausible models

Our latest paper, which has just appeared online in the Journal of Theoretical Biology, considers how to build simplified, yet physically plausible mathematical models of complex biological systems. Our aim is to help speed up development of whole-cell models – i.e. virtual … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Dr Michael Pan!

Our congratulations to Michael Pan, who has been awarded his PhD at the Systems Biology Lab for his thesis entitled “A bond graph approach to integrative biophysical modelling”. In his thesis, Michael used bond graph methodology to examine how energy … Continue reading

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Victoria Fellowship awarded to Stuart Johnston

Many congratulations to Stuart Johnston who has been awarded a 2019 Victoria Fellowship! https://www.veski.org.au/2019_Victoria_Fellows#stuart

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ARC DECRA awarded to Dr Stuart Johnston

Huge congratulations to Stuart, who has been awarded a DECRA fellowship from the ARC for his project entitled “From cells to whales: A mathematical framework to understand navigation”.    

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New Preprint: Isolating the sources of heterogeneity in nanoparticle-cell interactions

Experiments show that interactions between nanoparticles and cells are heterogeneous – there is a distribution of nanoparticle-cell uptake even when the nanoparticles being delivered are nominally identical. This is important because delivering the appropriate dose of a nanomedicine, in part, … Continue reading

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Assessing detection of calcium release sites from live cell imaging data

Our latest paper reports on computational modelling to simulate calcium release within realistic cardiomyocyte cell geometries to determine how cellular architecture can affect what you see under the microscope. Read more in our paper: D. Ladd, A. Tilunaite, H.L. Roderick, … Continue reading

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Two new papers on bio-nano interactions

Announcing two new papers, recently published, arising from our collaborations with the Caruso and Kent groups at UniMelb in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Convergent Bio-Nano Science and Technology (CBNS)! M. Faria, K.F. Noi, Q. Dai, M. Björnmalm, S.T. … Continue reading

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Want to do a PhD in Computational Cell / Systems / Synthetic Biology?

Join Prof Michael Stumpf, Prof Karin Verspoor, Dr Heejung Shim and me at the University of Melbourne and learn how to model whole cells as part of a multidisciplinary & supportive research team! Contact me at edmund.crampin@unimelb.edu.au to find out more.

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