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Unlocking biological secrets using mathematics
During National Science Week, Rothamsted Research hosted an event entitled ‘Unlocking biological secrets using mathematics’. The event aimed to explain the concept of quantitative biology and to encourage A-level maths and science students to embrace the possibilities of combining mathematics and computing with biology as they develop their careers. This is important because biology students often seem to shy away from more mathematical subjects because they cannot see the relevance of mathematics and computing to their interests. In the same way mathematics students are often not aware of the potential applications of their skills in biology. During an interactive talk it was discussed how the Fibonacci sequence and random patterns are related to work done at Rothamsted.
STEM Ambassador Femke van den Berg coordinated the event which was funded by RCUK National Science & Engineering Week Awards in 2009. This popular event was filmed by STEMNET as one of their case studies.
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