Clustered ventilation defects in asthma

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 DonovanUniversity of Auckland