Clustered ventilation defects in asthma
- Date: Tuesday 31 October 2017, 14:00 – 15:00
- Location: Mathematics Level 8, MALL 1 & 2, School of Mathematics
- Type: Applied Mathematics seminars, Applied mathematics departmental seminars, Seminar series
- Cost: Free
Graham Donovan, University of Auckland. Part of the applied mathematics seminars series.
Clustered ventilation defects are a hallmark of asthma, typically seen via imaging studies during asthma attacks. The mechanisms underlying the formation of these clusters is of great interest in understanding asthma. Because the clusters vary from event to event, many researchers believe they occur due to dynamic, rather than structural, causes. This talk will cover recent progress in understanding the mathematics behind clustered ventilation defect formation, interactions with structural factors, and the implications for understanding asthma and its treatment.
Graham Donovan, University of Auckland