The Biological Modelling research group, headed by Dr Jim Hanan, develops mathematical and computational approaches and techniques for simulation and visualisation facilitating the study of biological systems. The models incorporate genetics, physiology, ecology and environmental effects at the scale of individual plants (Virtual plants) and animals. These developments in computational biology are being used to increase our understanding of the dynamics of morphogenesis, and as a tool in applied research and learning.
Current projects include:
- Macadamia (Janine Conway, Sadegh Karimaei, Jim Hanan, Neil White)
- Insect behaviour (Jim Hanan, Lynda Perkins, Myron Zalucki)
- Insect Nutrition (Jim Hanan, Stephen Simpson)
- Spray Canopy Interactions (Jim Hanan, Gary Dorr, Ian Turner)
- Digestion (Jim Hanan, Barbara Williams)