CNBP’s Macquarie University node welcomes PhD student Vlada Rozova to the team.
She is undertaking her PhD on the mathematical modelling of tumour growth in tissue engineering constructs and is being supervised by CNBP Associate Investigator A/Prof. Andrei Zvyagin.
Vlada’s research interests lie in the field of mathematical modelling of biomedical problems, especially related to cancer. and her background is primarily in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science.
Last year she graduated from the Department of Computational Mathematics and Cybernetics of Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia. While there, and under the supervision of Prof. Alexander Bratus, she developed a mathematical model of interactions between tumours and the immune system in the presence of chemotherapy. Computational methods were applied to solve a constrained optimisation problem and to find an optimal strategy of therapy.
After graduation Vlada spent a year working in a company providing model-based drug development solutions for global pharmaceutical companies and acquired experience in quantitative systems pharmacology, pharmacokinetic-pharmacodynamic and population modelling.
The goal of her PhD project is to develop a reliable mathematical model of tumour invasion validated by the experiments conducted in her group.