Clustered ventilation defects in asthma Event as iCalendar


05 July 2016

4 - 5pm

Venue: Ground Floor Seminar Room (G10)

Location: 70 Symonds Street, Auckland Central


A Bioengineering seminar by Dr. Graham Donovan, Department of Mathematics, University of Auckland.


Imaging studies of asthmatics typically reveal clustered ventilations patterns, rather than homogeneous ventilation. The variation of these clusters suggests that the causes are at least partially dynamic, rather than structural, and the mechanisms by which the clusters emerge are unclear. In this talk I will discuss work on theoretical models which help us understand the ways in which these clusters may form, and what the cluster formation mechanisms might tell us about the underlying disease.