Using maths to combat bacterial infections πŸ¦ 

Let’s suppose you eat some undercooked meat πŸ— or drink some contaminated waterπŸ₯› by mistake. You might be fine, you might feel a bit sick for a few days but get better, but (if you are unlucky) you might have to go to the hospital and have a course of antibiotics πŸ’Š.–Let’s talk about whatContinue reading “Using maths to combat bacterial infections πŸ¦ ”

How does a zebra get its stripes and why should we care? πŸ¦“

We can see lots of patterns in nature: leopard spots, butterfly wing eyes and zebra stripes to name a few. While these all look pretty different, it turns out that there is a simple set of mathematical rules that can produce all these patterns. Alan Turing (the guy who created these rules) thought of cellsContinue reading “How does a zebra get its stripes and why should we care? πŸ¦“”