Nonlinear Biomedical Physics

Department of Physics


Meeting in Biomedical Physics lab

Based on the Lancaster University main campus the group has a wide range of related research interests. Our research falls under the broad title of biomedical and nonlinear physics.
The group was created through the confluence of Aneta Stefanovska's Ljubljana Nonlinear Dynamics and Synergetics Group (historical website) and Peter McClintock's Lancaster Nonlinear Group (historical website). It brings the full power of nonlinear dynamics and fluctuation theory to bear on problems in biology and medicine.


Through collaboration with research groups in Ames, Chicago, Florence, Kiev, Lausanne, Ljubljana, Moscow, New York, Oslo, Pisa, Potsdam and Prague, we are studying the oscillatory changes that occur in physiological and pathological states such as anæsthesia, ageing, exercise, paraplegia, tetraplegia, cardiac failure, post-acute myocardial infarction, diabetes, hypertension and cancer.
We also investigate the stochastic nonlinear dynamics of ions in biological ion channels, oscillatory population dynamics in ecology, and many other topical nonlinear problems.

Mandelbrot Fractal


We have a very active postgraduate program of research.