CDB Seminars
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All Seminars are held in the Gavin De Beer Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Thursday 1-2pm (unless otherwise stated)

Thursday 2 July, Midday-3.00pm

Hosts: Steve Hunt and Michael Duchen

12.00pm  Riana Gaifulina: “Application of Raman Spectroscopy in the Diagnostics of Colorectal Cancer”

12.30pm  Bobby Bentham: Title tba

1.00pm  Daniel Manson: Title tba

1.30pm  Miriam Leon: “Using computational modelling to build robust synthetic genetic switches”

2.00pm  Janine Symonds: “Mathematical modelling of purine metabolism in HL60 cells”

2.30pm  Ida Barlow: “A novel peptide implicated in zebrafish sleep”

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Dr Chris Barnes

Chris Barnes 2012  

Lecturer in Systems Biology


Office: 020 3549 5455
(Int: 65455)

E-mail: christopher.barnes@ucl.ac.uk

I completed my PhD in experimental high energy physics at Imperial College / Fermilab in 2005. I worked for a short time at CERN and then moved to the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in 2006 to work in statistical genetics and Copy Number Variation (CNV). There I developed tools to perform robust association studies using CNV (called CNVtools). In 2009 I moved to the Theoretical Systems Biology Group at Imperial to work on inference in systems and synthetic biology models, Approximate Bayesian Computation (ABC) and stochastic modelling. In 2012 I moved to the Department of Cell and Developmental Biology at University College London to start my own research group in the area of computational systems and synthetic biology.

Research interests

The three main themes of my research all utilise mathematical modelling and statistical methods to gain insights into biological processes and their relation to disease.

  • Modelling mutational processes in the genome
  • Reverse engineering of signalling systems
  • Design of synthetic biological systems for therapeutic applications

Our group webpage is here: www.cssb.cs.ucl.ac.uk

My Google Scholar page is here: Google Scholar


I developed the materials for a BBSRC funded online mathematical/computational training course known as SysMIC: sysmic.ac.uk

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