Initiatives & infrastructure

Applied mathematics research in Birmingham is integrated with a number of collaborative initiatives in science, industry, medicine and technology both within and beyond the university. We have a wealth of experience across a range of different areas and are enthusiastic about leading and contributing to further collaborations. 

Please follow the links below for more details about some of the main initiatives:


BlueBEAR is Birmingham University’s high performance computing facility, used by members of the applied mathematics group for modelling and simulation.


The creation of the Centre for Computational Biology (CCB) is a fantastic opportunity to combine many of the field’s components, from both the development and applications sides. 


Centre for Mathematical Modelling in Chemical Engineering is a collaboration between members of the applied group and the School of Chemical Engineering, with a strong focus on industrial and pharmaceutical applications.

Institute of Microbiology and Infection

Institute of Microbiology and Infection (IMI) is a cross-college community of scientists at the vanguard of research into combatting antimicrobial and antibiotic resistance.


Centre for Human Reproductive Science, based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital Fertility Centre, is the centre of an international network bringing together multidisciplinary expertise, including cell biology, chemistry, imaging, engineering and mathematical modelling to develop new diagnostics and treatments for infertility.


Systems Science for Health is a major University of Birmingham initiative bringing together existing expertise and new appointments in clinical and medical research, biology, computing, analytic technologies, and mathematical modelling, with a focus on inflammation and haematological cancers. As part of this initiative, a new MSc in Mathematics and Computing in Biology and Medicine is being offered.

Birmingham Science City

Birmingham Science City is a regional initiative which develops and uses science and technology to improve the prosperity and quality of life of the West Midlands and the UK. The School hosts two current and one former Science City Research Alliance Fellows.