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SARChI chair of Mathematical Models and Methods in Bioengineering and Biosciences


Prof. Jean Lubuma

Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences


The research focus of the Chair lies at the intersection of mathematical modelling of biological processes and a spectrum of mathematical specializations, broadly located within analysis: these include dynamical systems, partial differential equations and numerical analysis.  The biological processes to be considered within the Chair are highly relevant to the needs of the country.  These include mathematical epidemiology, where we will cover a variety of topics ranging from infectious diseases of humans (e.g. vector-borne tropical diseases and communicable diseases such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic and tuberculosis), zoonotic diseases of wildlife areas and livestock diseases (e.g., foot and mouth disease), food security versus pests, to invasive plants and animals.


Contact details

Tel +27 12 420 2222
Email: 
jean.lubuma@up.ac.za

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