Katerina Kaouri - Modelling across scales: from fertilization and embryogenesis to COVID-19 modelling
|Starts:||14:00 14 Apr 2021|
|Ends:||15:00 14 Apr 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||Department of Mathematics|
|Who is it for:||University staff, External researchers, Current University students|
Katerina Kaouri (Cardiff) joins us for this virtual seminar in the Physical Applied Mathematics Series
This seminar will be held via Zoom. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you require the meeting details.
Modelling across scales: from fertilization and embryogenesis to COVID-19 modelling:
In this talk I will present an overview of various interdisciplinary challenges I have been working on, in collaboration with experimentalists and industry. I will start with the important societal challenge of improving pregnancy rates in In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) therapies. I will then move on to models of calcium signalling in IVF and in embryogenesis. In the last part of the talk I will relay recent work on modelling airborne transmission of COVID-19 in indoor spaces, funded by the Welsh government.
Katerina is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at Cardiff University. She holds a DPhil in Applied Mathematics from Oxford University. Katerina has been working on a range of interdisciplinary challenges mainly from biology and medicine, in collaboration with businesses and society. She has been involved in several public engagement activities such as the SciShops.eu project where 18 organisations in 12 EU countries tackled pressing societal challenges. She is also the founder and coordinator of the CY Study Groups with Industry, modelling workshops that are part of the European Study Groups with Industry series. She co-founded the non-profit SciCo Cyprus the Mediterranean Science Festival and she is a TEDx Speaker and a TED-Ed educator. In the last year she has been working on COVID-19 modelling and participates in the Technical Advisory Group of the Welsh government.
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