The Mathematics, Computation and Biology (MCB) Research InitiativeThe MCB initiative was launched in 2004 to bring together researchers with overlapping interests in the Bristol area.
The use of techniques from computer science, mathematics, engineering and physics to address problems in the life sciences is an increasingly important research area. Similarly, scientists and engineers are realising that they can draw inspiration from the problem solving abilities of living systems to derive novel approaches for their own disciplines. Key to both approaches is a fundamental interest in the organising principles underlying both biological and man-made systems. The Universities of Bristol, Bath and the West of England, as well as local industry, are host to a high concentration of such interdisciplinary research groups.
The MCB web pages are no longer maintained but can be found in the internet archive here.
MCB consists of two things:
- The MATHCOMPBIOL mailing list which is used to announce relevant talks and other events in the Bristol area. It has a very low volume.
- An annual meeting, where participants give short talks on their research. This rotates between the Universities of Bristol, UWE and Bath. As of 2011 the last annual meeting was held in 2010.