Developing novel mathematics which can be translated to biological and medical applications

Posted on: 01/11/2017

The Liverpool Centre for Mathematics can provide small grants to fund feasibility studies and to support opportunities to engage end-users.

The Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare acts as a focal point for activity at the Mathematics–Healthcare Technologies interface, supporting both communities as well as end users of research including clinicians and industrialists.

More than 10% of the Centre budget is allocated for networking activities in order to provide a supportive environment for developing novel mathematics which can be translated to biological and medical applications. The Centre’s team are keen to develop new collaborations, and welcome enquiries concerning potential new projects.

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Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare Pump Priming Funding

The Centre can provide small grants (up to £5,000) to fund feasibility studies and to support opportunities to engage end-users. To apply for one of these small grants please complete your proposal on the LCMH Pump Priming Application Form (available here) using a maximum of 2 A4 sides and e-mail to: no later than the 1st December 2017.

Proposals should be a case study for support which addresses the following points:

  • Rationale for the event or visit.¬†Briefly explain the background and novelty of the proposed activity.
  • Alignment with LCMH objectives.¬†State clearly both the mathematical and healthcare challenges and why this activity should be funded by LCMH.
  • New collaborations.¬†Explain how the activity will promote new collaborations, or extend existing collaborations Funding available or requested from other sources.
  • Details.¬†Specify dates of events (even if these are tentative) and identify speakers or visitors where possible.
  • Costings.¬†Justify the expected costs (up to ¬£5k)

Note: You may be asked to revise your application in order for funding to be approved.

The Centre has previously awarded the following four projects a Pump Priming grant:

  • Music and mathematics interrogate brain tumour dissemination – Rachel Bearon, Violaine See, Emily Howard, Lasse Rempe- Gillen
  • Optimisation of Nanoband electrochemical Affimer assay – Enitan Carrol
  • Advanced signal processing for personalised portable EEG – Roberto Ferrero
  • Defining skin xenobiotic metabolism using a novel data-led mathematical approach – Steven D Webb, Craig Murdoch, Helen E Colley, Parveen Sharma

For more information on the Liverpool Centre for Mathematics in Healthcare and its activities please click here.

If you have any questions regarding the Pump Priming awards, centre activities or potential collaborations please contact centre administrator Leanne Poole on or 0151 794 4003.


If you would like to discuss other innovation opportunities¬†at the Mathematics‚ÄìHealthcare Technologies interface you can contact a member of KTN’s Industrial Mathematics or Health Teams.

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