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Philip Maini

Philip Maini

Professor Philip Maini FMedSci FRS


Elected: 2015


Philip Maini graduated in mathematics from the University of Oxford, and completed his DPhil under the supervision of James Murray. After various research and teaching positions at Oxford and the University of Utah, he became Director of the Wolfson Centre for Mathematical Biology in 1998, then Statutory Professor in Mathematical Biology and Professorial Fellow of St John’s College, Oxford in 2005.

He was an elected member of the Boards of the Society for Mathematical Biology and the European Society for Mathematical and Theoretical Biology. He is Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, and the Society of Biology, and is a Corresponding Member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. He has held visiting positions at universities worldwide.

Philip’s research includes mathematical modelling of tumours, wound healing and embryonic pattern formation, and the theoretical analysis of these models. He co-authored a 1997 Bellman Prize-winning paper and received a Royal Society Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowship and Wolfson Research Merit Award, and the London Mathematical Society Naylor Prize.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Mathematics
    • Applied mathematics and theoretical physics
  • Organismal biology, evolution and ecology
    • Biological modelling


Mathematical modeling, Embryonic pattern formation, Wound healing, Basic cancer research

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