I am an applied mathematician at the School of Mathematics & Statistics, UNSW Australia. I use dynamical systems, stochastic modelling and queueing theory, amongst other techniques to develop mathematical models, algorithms and solutions to real world problems in medicine and biology.
Research
Research Opportunities
There are opportunities for students and researchers to be involved in an ARCfunded Discovery Project titled "The mathematics of stochastic transport and signalling in cells". The aim of the project is to develop new stochastic mathematical models of the dynamics of protein transport and cell signalling. This work is in collaboration with Maria Vlasiou and Marko Boon of the Technical University of Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
The mathematics will link macro scale biological observations to micro scale molecular movements to characterise the relative role that different components and processes play. Expected outcomes are robust mathematical analyses of the transient dynamics of closed, finite capacity queueing networks and biological insight into the major control mechanisms in cellular insulin signalling. A major objective is the development of methods to quantitatively compare the time courses of stochastic measurements with the outputs of stochastic mathematical models, with a view to driving parameter inference and model selection in these systems.
Please get in contact if you are interested.
Teaching
 MATH1031 Mathematics for Life Sciences
 MATH3041 Mathematical Modelling for Real World Systems
 Research Supervision
School Activities
 Head of School, 2021
 Deputy Head of School, Academic Programs, 2020
 Chair, Academic Committee, School of Mathematics & Statistics, UNSW, 2010
 Acting Deputy Head of School, Sept 2019Jan 2020
 Acting Head of Applied Mathematics Department, JanApril 2019
 Applied Mathematics Representative, School Executive Committee 20162019
Other Activities
 Editorial Board Member, Mathematical Biosciences, 2016
 Review Editor, Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology: Computational Physiology and Medicine, 2020
 Associate Editor of Parabola, 2004
 PastPresident, Australian Society for Biophysics
 Member, Organising Committee, 2018 Annual Meeting of the Society for Mathematical Biology and Japanese Society for Mathematical Biology, July 812, 2018, Sydney, Australia
Contact Details:
Adelle Coster 


Room 2086, The Red Centre  
Department of Applied Mathematics School of Mathematics & Statistics University of New South Wales Sydney 2052 AUSTRALIA 

+61 2 9385 7048  
+61 2 9385 7123  
A.Coster@unsw.edu.au  
web.maths.unsw.edu.au/~adelle/ 