University of Bath

Probability meets biology

A workshop at the interface between probability theory and biology, where participants work in groups to formulate and solve problems.

29 Apr 201912.30pm
3 May 201912.30pm

This is a collaborative incubator, part of the project Reimagining Recruitment.

There will be a short series of talks, which will outline questions at the interface between probability and biology.

Participants will then work together in groups to develop the questions into well-defined mathematical problems and outline potential methods for solving them.


Ramon Grima is a Reader at the University of Edinburgh, whose research is focused on the development of analytical methods to investigate the influence of noise in non-spatial and spatial problems in biology.

Noemi Kurt is a Junior Professor at the TU Berlin, working in mathematical stochastics with applications to biology and statistical physics. In 2017 she won the Itô prize, jointly with her collaborators Adrián González Casanova, Anton Wakolbinger and Linglong Yuan, for their 2016 paper on the Lenski experiment.

Paul Milewski is a Professor at the University of Bath and co-director of the SAMBa Centre for Doctoral Training. He works on waves in fluids as well as mathematical biology, in particular chemotaxis and swarming models.

Matt Roberts is a Reader at the University of Bath, and a Royal Society University Research Fellow. Much of his research is based around branching processes, with applications to many random models including biological systems.

Dario Spano is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick. He is interested in combinatorial stochastic processes, measure-valued processes and special functions arising in exchangeable and partially exchangeable models, with applications in Mathematical Population Genetics and Bayesian Nonparametric Statistics.

Tiffany Taylor is a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow at the University of Bath. She is an experimental evolutionary biologist who works primarily with microbes to understand how novelty and complexity arise during evolution. She is also the author of two children's books on evolution.