YORNIGHT: European Researchers' Night 26/9/2014 featured Professor Reidun Twarock; Exhibition with Dr Briony Thomas, featuring artwork related to her mathematical models for virus structure.

Activity: Talk or presentationPublic lecture


YORNIGHT: European Researchers' Night is a mega event which takes place every year simultaneously in several hundred cities all over Europe and beyond. It aims to show that research is fun and influences daily life for all of us. Reidun Twarock Reidun Twarock is Professor of Mathematical Biology in the Departments of Mathematics and Biology at the University of York. She has pioneered the area of Mathematical Virology, which focuses on the development and application of mathematical tools to better understand how viruses form, evolve and infect their hosts. Her research team, located in the York Centre for Complex Systems Analysis, combines different theoretical disciplines including mathematical biology, biophysics, bioinformatics and computational chemistry. Reidun Twarock is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications and recipient of a Leverhulme Trust Research Leadership Award. She has delivered a number of named lectures, such as the Plancherel Lecture in Fribourg in 2011 and the Ladyzhenskaya Lecture in Leipzig in 2012, and she is this year’s Mary Cartwright Lecturer of the London Mathematical Society and Merchants Adventurer Lecturer. Reidun has held a number of fellowships, including a Dorothea Erxleben fellowship (Germany), a Marie Curie fellowship (York) and an EPSRC Advanced Fellowship (London/York), and has just been awarded a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship for the academic year 2014/15. She is moreover co-director of the Wellcome Trust funded Doctoral Training Centre on Combating Infectious Disease in York, and will be co-organiser of a semester programme on Mathematical Molecular Biosciences at the NSF-funded Mathematical Biosciences Institute in Ohio in 2015.
Period26 Sept 2014
Event titleYorNights
Event typeConference
LocationYork, United KingdomShow on map