In the Computational Biomathematics Laboratory we use and develop mathematical methods for the study of problems that arise in biology, and in bioprocess and environmental engineering. This involves primarily differential equations (ordinary and partial), numerical analysis and scientific computing, and mathematical modeling. Most of our work is application driven. Our main research areas currently are: Mesoscale models of bacterial biofilms, biofilm reactor models, anaerobic digestion models chemostat models, and, along a totally different line of inquiry, honeybee disease models. An important aspect of what we do is the training of highly qualified personal on all levels, undergrad, MSc, PhD, and postdoctoral.
Over the years, our work has been supported by various funding agencies, including: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), Canada Research Chairs (CRC), Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), Networks of Centers of Excellence (NCE), Ontario Ministry for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), Volkswagen Foundation