# Kake's Mathematical Biology Page

**NOTE:** This was written ages ago. I'm not a mathematician
any more; I'm a programmer. My dissertation is not going to be put up here
because it accidentally got deleted. It only exists in paper form now, and I
haven't got a copy.

Due to the lack of markup for mathematical symbols, it's not easy
to display equations on the Internet. I've been investigating various
ways to get around the problem, and I think I've found one I like.

It won't work on all browsers though, as it uses special fonts to
display Greek characters, and tables to lay out the equations. So I
have two versions of every page that contains equations - if the
graphical version looks odd then switch to the text version.

## My Work in Mathematical Biology

I'm a third-year DPhil (doctorate) student at
Oxford University, based in the Mathematical Institute. The group I
am working in is the Oxford
Centre for Mathematical Biology.

Some of us are looking at developmental biology and others at wound
healing. I am in the wound healing camp, and at the moment I'm doing
angiogenesis.

As of 10 September 1997, I'm in the process of putting a shortened
version of my transfer dissertation up here. Well, as much of it as
I've written, anyway. Expect it sometime - don't hold your breath.

## But what *is* Mathematical Biology?

I've written a small introduction to the modelling aspect of
Mathematical Biology - look at the text
version or the graphical version.
Some of the words I use in these pages may be unfamiliar. I've made a
list of some of the more obscure (read: biological) words, based on
the ones I didn't understand when I started this course. I'm in the
process of linking individual words in these pages to that list; but
you can also look at the index of the
whole thing.

Another useful word list is the Online
Dictionary of Cell Biology - you can search it for any word, and
it has lots more words than mine, but it doesn't have internal links
to help you understand what the definition you found actually means
(mine does).

29 August 1997