Computational Modelling Group

Developmental Biology

Developmental biology is the study of how organisms grow and develop throughout their life. Topics include the genetic and epigenetic influences on cell growth/differentiation and morphogenesis.

For queries about this topic, contact Richard Edwards.

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Amorphous Computation, Random Graphs and Complex Biological Networks

Seth Bullock (Investigator)

This interdisciplinary research collaboration arose within the Simple Models of Complex Networks research cluster funded by the EPSRC through the Novel Computation Initiative. Here, leading groups from the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Southampton, Royal Holloway and King’s College and industrial partners BT are brought together for the first time to develop novel amorphous computation methods based on the theory of random graphs.

Imprinting Disorders Finding Out Why

Karen Temple (Investigator)

We are conducting a research project to determine the cause and clinical impact of widespread imprinting aberrations in human development. We are recruiting patients with possible or definite imprinting disorders (due to methylation loss or gain at an imprinted loci)

including Silver Russell syndrome, Transient Neonatal diabetes, Beckwith Wiedemann syndrome, Angelman syndrome Prader Willi syndrome, UPD 14 syndromes and Pseudohypoparathyroidism.

Tissue Engineering

Tiina Roose (Investigator)

This project deals with applying mathematical and computational modelling techniques to answer questions that are useful for tissue engineering applications.

µ-VIS Computed Tomography Centre

Ian Sinclair, Richard Boardman, Dmitry Grinev, Philipp Thurner, Simon Cox, Jeremy Frey, Mark Spearing, Kenji Takeda (Investigators)

A dedicated centre for computed tomography (CT) at Southampton, providing complete support for 3D imaging science, serving Engineering, Biomedical, Environmental and Archaeological Sciences. The centre encompasses five complementary scanning systems supporting resolutions down to 200nm and imaging volumes in excess of one metre: from a matchstick to a tree trunk, from an ant's wing to a gas turbine blade.


Seth Bullock
Professor, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Simon Cox
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Jeremy Frey
Professor, Chemistry (FNES)
Anthony Postle
Professor, Medicine (FM)
Ian Sinclair
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Mark Spearing
Professor, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Karen Temple
Professor, Medicine (FM)
Rohan Lewis
Reader, Medicine (FM)
Tiina Roose
Reader, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Robert Ewing
Senior Lecturer, Biological Sciences (FNES)
Srinandan Dasmahapatra
Lecturer, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Philipp Thurner
Lecturer, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Richard Boardman
Senior Research Fellow, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Dmitry Grinev
Research Fellow, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Rob Mills
Research Fellow, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Roxana Aldea
Postgraduate Research Student, Mathematics (FSHS)
Tom Hebbron
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
William Hurndall
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Konstantinos Kouvaris
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Daniel Power
Postgraduate Research Student, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Sonya Ridden
Postgraduate Research Student, Mathematics (FSHS)
Matthew Higgins
Undergraduate Research Student, Biological Sciences (FNES)
Shaun Maguire
Undergraduate Research Student, Biological Sciences (FNES)
Elena Vataga
Technical Staff, iSolutions
Petrina Butler
Administrative Staff, Research and Innovation Services
Richard Edwards
Alumnus, University of New South Wales, Australia
Kenji Takeda
Alumnus, Engineering Sciences (FEE)
Brian Bonney
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