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Research Projects

Examples of Potential Student Research Projects and Supervisors

The research projects are designed to provide students with the experience and skills required to undertake a systems biology research. Students will select two 16-week research projects that they are interested, during which time they will undertake both experimental and theoretical research. Two researchers, one with expertise in experimental research and the other with expertise in theoretical work, will supervise the student. Students will present their findings orally and in poster form, and also submit written research reports.


1. Experimental investigation and modeling of circadian clock genetic networks of zebrafish.

Supervisors: Professor Alexey Zaikin (Department of Mathematics) and Dr David Whitmore (Department of Cell & Developmental Biology)

2. Modeling the response to oxidative stress in fission yeast using meta-analysis of microarray data and machine learning.

Supervisors: Professor Jurg Bahler (Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment) and Professor John Shawe-Taylor (Department of Computer Science)

3. Analyzing and modeling the neural tube transcriptional network.

Supervisors: Dr James Briscoe (MRC National Institute for Medical Research) and Dr Karen Page (Department of Mathematics)

4. Models the mechanics of junctional dynamics during epithelial patterning.

Supervisors: Buzz Baum (LMCB) and Tom Duke (London Centre for Nanotechnology)

5. Systematic discovery of genomic sites that are subject to purifying selection in fission yeasts.

Supervisors: Professor Jurg Bahler (Department of Genetics, Evolution and Environment) and Professor David Jones (Department of Computer Science)

6. Dynamics of epithelial repair in the inner ear.

Supervisors: Dr Jonathan Gale (Department of Cell & Developmental Biology) and Dr Guillaume Charras (London Centre for Nanotechnology)

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