Multiscale glioblastoma modelling: from development to treatment

University of Dundee

School of Science and Engineering

Project Description

The mathematical modelling of glioblastoma has a long history, with the majority of current models being focused on single-scale dynamics. This project with address the multi-scale nature (i.e, tissue-scale and cell-scale) of glioblastoma invasion, and will also explore the particular heterogeneous structure of the brain tissue.

The PhD student on this project will benefit from joint supervision from Mathematics, Neurosurgery and Clinical Imaging research staff at the University of Dundee and Ninewells Hospital (Dundee), as the project will combine mathematical modelling and analysis with imaging data from clinical studies, to make predictions important for neurosurgery decisions.

This project requires not only a basic level in ordinary differential and partial differential equations, but also a robust computational mathematics/scientific computing background (and preferably experience with actual hands-on programming in Matlab/C/C++/Python).

For informal enquiries about the project, contact Dr. Dumitru Trucu ([email protected])

For general enquiries about the University of Dundee, contact [email protected]

Funding Information

There is no funding attached to this project. The successful applicant will be expected to provide the funding for tuition fees, project specific bench fees and living expenses via external sponsorship or self-funding.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have obtained, or expect to obtain, a first or 2.1 UK honours degree, or equivalent for degrees obtained outside the UK in a relevant discipline.

English language requirement: IELTS (Academic) score must be at least 6.5 (with not less than 5.5 in each of the four components). Other, equivalent qualifications will be accepted. Full details of the University’s English language requirements are available online.

Application Process

Step 1: Email Dr. Dumitru Trucu ([email protected]) to (1) send a copy of your CV and (2) discuss your potential application and any practicalities (e.g. suitable start date).

Step 2: After discussion with Dr Trucu, formal applications can be made via our direct application system. When applying, please follow the instructions below:

Apply for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Mathematics: Mathematics : Study : University of Dundee

Please select the study mode (full-time/part-time) and start date agreed with the lead supervisor.

In the Research Proposal section, please:

  • Enter the lead supervisor’s name in the ‘proposed supervisor’ box
  • Enter the project title listed at the top of this page in the ‘proposed project title’ box

In the ‘personal statement’ section, please outline your suitability for the project selected.

Supplementary Information

Our research community thrives on the diversity of students and staff which helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for postgraduate research. We welcome applications from all talented individuals and are committed to widening access to those who have the ability and potential to benefit from higher education.

To apply for this PhD, please email d.trucu@dundee.ac.uk.

Before sending your email, please double check you have followed all guidelines in this listing and have included a reference number if asked to do so.

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