Marianna Cerasuolo

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Gaining insight into the dynamics of drug-cancer cell interactions with the aid of continuous and hybrid multiscale models

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I am a Senior Lecturer at the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Portsmouth.  I am a mathematician whose research focuses on the mathematical modelling for medical, biological and environmental applications. My expertise ranges from modelling of complex dynamical systems to handling and analysing experimental data.

I obtained my PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2004 from the University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and I held postdoctoral positions at the University of Naples and at the University of Durham (UK). Following these, I worked as Mathematical Modeller at Rothamsted Research (UK). 

I am currently working at a model for multi-drugs therapies for prostate cancer, and I am task leader in the H2020 EU-funded project Diverfarming where she is responsible for the modelling of soil carbon dynamics under different agricultural practices and climate conditions.

I am a member of the Nonlinear and Complex Systems Research Group and my research interests involve nonlinear differential equations, applied dynamical systems, biostatistics and mathematical biology.

Research Interests

  • Population dynamics
  • Mathematical epidemiology
  • Theoretical ecology
  • Nonlinear dynamics, stability properties in dynamical systems
  • Medical statistics
  • Monte Carlo based calibration and uncertainty analysis
  • Network-based analysis of biological data

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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