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**"Bad luck" and cancer**

Yesterday I was contacted by a journalist from SVT (Swedish public service) who asked for comments on a new paper by Tomasetti, Li & Vogelstein . Time was short so I didn't have time to understand the paper in full detail, but the article contains some bri...

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**The slope of solutions to the Fisher equation**

This blog post describes what I believe to be a common misconception about solutions to the Fisher equation, namely that the slope is inversely proprtional to the wave speed. I realised this during supervision of a Bachelor thesis when the students couldn't...

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**8th Swedish Meeting for Mathematical Biology**

Next week on the 15th-16th Dec the Mathematical Sciences at Chalmers/GU is hosting the 8th Swedish Meeting for Mathematical Biology. The first meeting was held in 2009 organised by David Sumpter at Uppsala University, and this is the second time the meeting...

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**The impact of anticipation in dynamical systems**

We have just submitted a manuscript that investigates the role of prediction in models of collective behaviour. The idea is quite simple: take a model where animals attract/repel each other based on a pairwise potential, and adjust it so that the animals ac...

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**Copernicus was not right**

During my parental leave I took the opportunity to learn more about areas that I normally don't have time to explore. One of these topics was history of science and in particular the changing world views that man has held throughout history. Perhaps the lar...

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**Parameter variation or a take on interdisciplinary science**

This text is written from a personal perspective and I'm not sure how well it applies to other scientists. If you agree or disagree please let me know. A standard tenet of experimental science is that the number of parameters that one varies in an experimen...

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**Back from parental leave**

As of the 15th Aug I'm back to science and teaching. It's been some great 9 months, but now it's time to get serious about work again. This autumn I'm looking forward to lecturing on mathematical modelling and learning more about cell migration and the extr...

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**Scientific Models**

In 2009 when I was a postdoc at Center for Models of Life at the Niels Bohr Institute my former MSc-supervisor Torbjörn Lundh came to visit me. As usual we had a great time together, but what I remember most from that visit was that we started talking about...

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**Travelling wave analysis of a mathematical model of glioblastoma growth**

This paper has been on arxiv for a while (and the work dates back to 2011), but it was at last accepted for publication in Mathematical Biosciences after 1.5 years of review. The paper contains an analysis of a PDE-model of brain tumour growth that takes in...

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In anticipation of the IMO Workshop that is starting later today, I wrote some reflections on making sure to use units and understanding the logic of types in our mathematical models. I hope that +Philipp Altrock, +David Basanta, +Philip Gerlee and +Abel Molina will enjoy it.

Also, thanks to +Jill Gallaher, +Dan Nichol, +Jacob Scott, and +JP TK for looking over the intro, I hope you enjoy the rest of the article, and the image comes via +Moshe Vardi.

Also, thanks to +Jill Gallaher, +Dan Nichol, +Jacob Scott, and +JP TK for looking over the intro, I hope you enjoy the rest of the article, and the image comes via +Moshe Vardi.

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