Category Archives: Stats and Inference

Our new review on fitting cardiac models

A reasonably short post to let you know about our recently published paper in WIREs Systems Biology and Medicine on parameter fitting in cardiac ion channel and action potential models with David Christini. There is an accessible introductory news article … Continue reading

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Job Available: Statistical inference for mechanistic models

N.B. Applications for this position are now closed. We are offering a 3 year position as a research fellow in statistical inference for mechanistic models. This is offered at either Postdoc or Senior postdoc level (equivalent grade to Assistant Professor) … Continue reading

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Three potassium channel modelling papers

Just a quick note to tell you about our latest batch of papers in the “Heart By Numbers” special issue of Biophysical Journal which arose from a meeting in Berlin last year. They are all about IKr, the rapid-delayed rectifying … Continue reading

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Job Available: Research Software Engineer

Edit: please note the deadline for applications has now passed. Here’s a great opportunity to join our team at the University of Nottingham on a 5 year Research Software Engineering (RSE) position: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/IS046219 The deadline for applications is 3rd March … Continue reading

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Postdoctoral Research Positions Available

N.B. 16th Jan 2019 – the applications for these positions are now closed. This post is to let people know about some opportunities for postdoctoral research here in the Centre for Mathematical Medicine & Biology, based in Mathematical Sciences, University … Continue reading

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Numerical errors from ODE solvers can mess up optimisation and inference very easily

(Subtitle: “when you’ve got a lot of data points!”) This post is for people interested in doing optimisation or inference with Differential Equation (DE) models. If you are a statistician, you might be used to treating model simulators as black … Continue reading

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Short and rich voltage-clamp protocols

This is a quick post to tell you all about Kylie’s new paper on sinusoidal-wave based voltage clamp protocols that has been published in the Journal of Physiology, and there’s an associated commentary from Ele Grandi. In the paper, some … Continue reading

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