Professor Helen Byrne
Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics
University of Oxford
Professor Helen Byrne is an applied mathematician whose research focusses on the development and analysis of mathematical models of biomedical systems, with particular emphasis on solid tumour growth, regenerative medicine and stem cell biology. She was an undergraduate at the University of Cambridge and gained her Masters and DPhil from the University of Oxford. Postdoctoral work at Oxford and Bath led to her appointment as a lecturer at UMIST in 1996. She moved to Nottingham in 1998 where she was awarded a prestigious Advanced Fellowship by the EPSRC and promoted to Professor of Applied Mathematics in 2003. Professor Byrne recently moved to the University of Oxford where she is based in the Oxford Centre for Collaborative Applied Mathematics as a lecturer in computational biology.
As founding Director of Nottingham's Centre for Mathematical Biology and through her active involvement with, and organisation of, Mathematics-in-Medicine study groups, she has played a key role in promoting the application of mathematics to medicine and biology in Nottingham and further afield. She is currently a member of the BBSRC's Integrative and Systems Biology Strategy Panel, an editor of Mathematical Biosciences and an associate editor for Mathematical Medicine and Biology, a Journal of the IMA.