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Mathematical modelling of bacterial ecology of human skin

Mohd Safuan, Hamizah Mathematical modelling of bacterial ecology of human skin. In: Talent Management Symposium (TMS 2012) , 11-12 July 2012, Australia.

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Although human skin is a dry and acidic environment, there is an abundance of microflora that reside on its surface and are able to colonize it. The environment in which microbes live on the skin, is ever changing. These changes could be beneficial or detrimental to the survival of the microbes. The aim of this research is to develop and analyze population growth models when subjected to a changing environment. The changes in the environment are modelled through a variable carrying capacity. An example project is to investigate microbial behaviour and the ecological system that they create together with the human skin. Bacteria on the human skin is a novel application of population modelling and dynamical analysis since there has been no work done elsewhere. By producing general models for the ecology of occluded human skin the goal of the research is to put in place the foundations of mathematically understanding the effect of bacterial dynamics on some skin diseases and the process of wound healing.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: human skin; microbial population; population growth models; variable carrying capacity
Subjects: Q Science > QM Human anatomy
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Science and Mathematics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 07:40
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2013 09:32
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/2820
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