Melbourne Mathematical Biology

The Melbourne Mathematical Biology (MMB) Group is a part of the School of Mathematics and Statistics at The University of Melbourne. Our group is passionate about using advanced mathematical, statistical and computational methods to model and analyse complex biological systems across seven themes. We support several event series, including the Melbourne Mathematical Biology seminar series. In 2021, we hosted the Special Emphasis Year on “Biological Dynamics: Mathematics of Cellular Systems to Epidemics” which supported events such as the Mathematical Biology Special Interest Group Annual Meeting.

These systems span across many scales, including micro scale, where we can determine how individual bacteria sense their local environment to search for nutrients:

To the continental scale, where we can observe how antimalarial drug resistance is predicted to spread throughout populations: