On 30 January the 1st Annual Charlotte Scott Lecture in Mathematics in Lincoln was given by** Prof Natasha Maurits** (University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands). The lecturer was introduced by the Head of School of Maths and Physics Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky. Prof Natasha Maurits is a trained mathematician. She is now a Professor of Clinical Neuroengineering at Department of Neurology, University Medical Center Groningen in the Netherlands.

The lecture, **Patients in numbers**, was a great success. It described how* *important are numerical data in medicine, and how mathematics helps in improving diagnostic and drugs efficacy evaluation procedures. Many of the examples given in the lecture were based on Prof. Maurits research in neurology, where her studies found clinical applications. The lecture attracted a big audience consisting of staff, students and members of the public, both from Lincoln and other cities.

Prof Natasha Maurits with Prof Andrei Zvelindovsky (Head of School)

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