Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology and author of "The Maths of Life and Death" out September 2019, University of Bath
I'm a Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology at the University of Bath. I work on a diverse range of areas of Biology in which randomness plays an important role.
I have studied the migration behaviours of cells in order to understand early embryonic diseases and the collective behaviour of locusts in order to help prevent outbreaks. I have worked to understand how ants make their descisions as a group and modelled how parasites can effectively evade the immune system.
I have developed frameworks for better representing evolutionary game theory and tools for tracking the movement patterns of bacteria. I have even tried to demonstrate how birds' eggs and zebrafish get their beautiful patterns.
Who knew that Maths could be so useful?
If your dog has been alive and kicking its paws about for a decade, the widely held belief is that it has aged as much a human would have done by the grand old age of 70. This conversion factor each year of a dogs life...
The Bank of England has decided that the next prominent figure to feature on the 50 note should be a scientist and have put the call out for nominations from the general public. For me, there is one scientist who stands...