Dr Martín López-García

Dr Martín López-García

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I am a Lecturer in the School of Mathematics at the University of Leeds, and an MRC fellow, being the PI for the MRC funded project - Mathematical modelling of the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in healthcare settings: a stochastic approach

In this project, my aim is to develop new stochastic models (and new mathematical tools for analysing them) regarding the spread of bacteria in hospital settings. My hope is to identify the most probable routes of bacterial spread in these settings, and to identify the most effective control strategies that can be applied, by using hospital data and Bayesian statistical techniques for parameter estimation.

I am a member of the Mathematical Biology and Medicine Group at the University of Leeds, and of the Stochastic Modelling Group at the Complutense University of Madrid. I carry out research in Mathematical Modelling in Health & Disease, and I am interested in a variety of processes involved in Infection & Immunity, including the analysis of the immune response, the within-host modelling of viral and bacterial infections, as well as the analysis of population-level epidemic processes.

Research interests

My research interests range from Cell Biology (how cells react to their extracellular environment by means of proteins attached to their surface), to Mathematical Immunology (modelling the Immune response against pathogens such as virus and bacteria) and Mathematical Epidemiology (the mathematical modelling of the spread of infection among individuals in a population). For these systems, I mainly focus on stochastic approaches that allow to account for randomness, and more specifically I am an expert in the application of continuous-time Markov chains in these settings.

I am currently the Principal Investigator for the Medical Research Council funded project "Mathematical modelling of the emergence and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria in healthcare settings: a stochastic approach". In this project, the main aim is to develop new stochastic models (and new mathematical tools for analysing them) regarding the spread of bacteria in hospital settings. Our aim is to identify the most probable routes of bacterial spread in these settings, and to identify the most effective control strategies that can be applied, by using clinical/experimental data and Bayesian statistical techniques for parameter estimation.

More information about myself can be found at my Personal website and a list of my publications can be found at my Google Scholar Profile

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Research groups and institutes

  • Applied Mathematics

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