The VPH ambassador, Prof Peter Hunter, gave a presentation on the "Computational Physiology and the VPH/Physiome Project" at the SIAM Life Sciences Conference recently held in San Diego (Aug 7th/10th, 2012)
The life sciences have become increasingly quantitative as new technologies facilitate collection and analysis of vast amounts of data ranging from complete genomic sequences of organisms to satellite imagery of forest landscapes on continental scales. As a consequence, mathematics and computational science have become crucial technologies for the study of complex models of biological processes.
At the conference in San Diego, the SIAM Activity Group on Life Sciences brought together researchers who seek to develop and apply mathematical and computational methods in all areas of the life sciences. This conference of the activity group provided a cross-disciplinary forum for catalyzing mathematical research relevant to the life sciences.
In this context, Prof Peter Hunter was invited to give a presentation on the progress on computational physiology and the VPH/Physiome Project.