Early mammalian development following fertilisation is an idiosyncratic process that is thought to depend on cell position and orientation. Stem cell systems are exquisitely controlled through feedback mechanisms. Elucidating answers to either of these problems involves the application of population biology ideas and mathematical models.
Pedro M. Esperança
Pedro completed his Masters project (on Bayesian state space approaches) and one of his DTC projects (on stochastic stem cell dynamics) in the group. His thesis work was on the statistical analysis of encrypted data. Amongst other work for his thesis, Pedro developed methodological approaches for the analysis of encrypted time series data (and applications to longitudinal datasets). He was co-supervised by Chris Holmes in the Department of Statistics.