2nd Aug, John Terry on "The role of biological oscillations in health and disease"

Dr John Terry (SITraN)

The role of biological oscillations in health and disease

This talk will focus on two ongoing research problems. The first part will describe our approach to modelling clinically recorded data sets from patients with epilepsy and explore how theoretical models may be useful to clinicians faced with the challenges of predicting, diagnosing, characterising and ultimately treating seizures. The second part will focus on research with collaborators in neuroendocrinology and explore how model based hypotheses can alter biological understanding. The focus of this section is the generation of oscillations in blood hormone levels as a result of brain-periphery interactions within the Hypothalamus-Pituitary- Adrenal axis (the axis responsible for regulating the stress response in many mammals).

Tuesday 2 August 2011 at 3 pm in Frank Adams 1, Alan Turing Building.

All are welcome to attend.