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Institute for Life Sciences

Joseph Egan PhD, 2019

IfLS Postgraduate Research Student

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Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Immunology

I like that my PhD will be co-supervised by the Department of Mathematics and Medicine because I feel it will provide a rigorous platform that will be firmly based in the real world. I also hope that by undertaking research at the University of Southampton, I’ll have the opportunity to learn from, and collaborate with, the UK’s leading community of cancer immunologists. I enjoy developing and applying mechanistic mathematical models and I’m interested to learn more about their relationship with machine learning. The thought of parameterising such models via practical experiments taking place at the new Centre for Cancer Immunology and also the potential for these models to then guide future experiments is very exciting. Finally, I’m inspired by the thought of undertaking research that might eventually lead to the development of new cancer immunotherapy drugs which could ultimately save lives.

2000 – 2003 BSc Mathematics, University of Nottingham

2003 – 2004 Ski season in Whistler, Canada

2004 – 2005 Travelling in Australasia, South-east Asia and China

2005 – 2011 Mathematical Modeller, Health Protection Agency

2011 – 2016 Senior Mathematical Modeller, Public Health England

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