The circadian clock: using maths to understand how a complex dynamical system controls our health and survival

The circadian clock is a nonlinear high-dimensional stochastic oscillator that regulates a large proportion of our genes. Recent research has shown that it has a much more profound effect on human health than previously thought. I will discuss three related topics where new mathematical tools have provided insight into how it works and its role in cell division and cancer.

Date and Venue

Start Date
Room FC1—0.29 (Maths Bldg.)


David Rand

Speaker's Institution

Mathematics Institute & Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology and Infectious Epidemiology Research, University of Warwick


General seminar of CMUP