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Computational Biology

The Computational Biology Group engages in theoretical and applied, interdisciplinary and practise-based research at the interface between computer science, mathematics and the biomedical sciences. Our research focuses on applying computer science and mathematical techniques to clinically and biologically pressing problems. Key applications include physiological modelling (heart, cardiovascular and cardiorespiratory systems, soft tissue mechanics and cancer), biological image and signal analysis, and systems biology. Work is almost entirely done jointly with domain specialists in life sciences and clinical departments. The Computational Biology Group also plays a key role in interdisciplinary initiatives across the University, including the Life Sciences Interface and Systeme Biology DTCs, the BBSRC/EPSRC-funded Centre for Integrative Systems Biology, and the EU FP7 projects euHeart and PreDiCT.


D.Phil Funding available

The Doctoral Training Centre has around 40 D.Phil studentships available annually across a range of interdisciplinary areas including Computational Biology (this includes a small number available to international students). Please follow this link for details.

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Fully Funded Doctoral Scholarships across all areas of research

The Department of Computer Science is delighted to invite applications for fully-funded DPhil scholarships tenable from 1st October 2016

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Kelly Burrowes
(Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland)


Joe Pitt-Francis
(Co-director, Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre)


Past Members

Personal photo - Liya Asner
Liya Asner
Personal photo - Manohara Rukshan Batuwita
Manohara Rukshan Batuwita
Personal photo - Miguel Bernabeu
Miguel Bernabeu
Personal photo - Martin Bishop
Martin Bishop
Ed Blakey
(University of Bristol)
Andy Bowery
Personal photo - Douglas Bruce
Douglas Bruce
Personal photo - Valentina Carapella
Valentina Carapella
Personal photo - Lloyd Chapman
Lloyd Chapman
Personal photo - Adelaide De Vecchi
Adelaide De Vecchi
Personal photo - Tom Doel
Tom Doel
(Research Associate, University College London)
Personal photo - Sara-Jane Dunn
Sara-Jane Dunn
Personal photo - Thomas Dunton
Thomas Dunton
Personal photo - Mandeep Gill
Mandeep Gill
Personal photo - Kathryn Gillow
Kathryn Gillow
Personal photo - Stuart Golodetz
Stuart Golodetz
Personal photo - Ayush Goyal
Ayush Goyal
Eoin Hyde
(King's College, London)
Personal photo - Xiao Jie
Xiao Jie
Personal photo - llyas Emir Karadag
llyas Emir Karadag
Eric Kerfoot
Jack Lee
Personal photo - Katie Leonard
Katie Leonard
Personal photo - Eamonn Maguire
Eamonn Maguire
Personal photo - Tahir Mansoori
Tahir Mansoori
Personal photo - Philip Maybank
Philip Maybank
Matthew McCormick
Personal photo - Steve McKeever
Steve McKeever
Personal photo - Steven Niederer
Steven Niederer
Personal photo - James Osborne
James Osborne
Personal photo - Pras Pathmanathan
Pras Pathmanathan
Personal photo - Gernot Plank
Gernot Plank
(Associate Professor, Medical University of Graz, Department of Biophysics, Computational Cardiology Group)
Personal photo - Michal Plotkowiak
Michal Plotkowiak
Personal photo - T Alexander Quinn
T Alexander Quinn
Personal photo - Margarita Satraki
Margarita Satraki
Personal photo - Nic Smith
Nic Smith
James Southern
Gareth Stevenson
Personal photo - Tamas Szekely
Tamas Szekely
Personal photo - Tao Tao
Tao Tao
Personal photo - John Walmsley
John Walmsley
Personal photo - Ken Wang
Ken Wang
Personal photo - Nejib Zemzemi
Nejib Zemzemi