Centre for Mathematical and Computational Biology

We are a multidisciplinary centre bringing together researchers who develop and deploy mathematical and computational methods to advance research and practical applications in the life sciences and medicine.

Our expertise includes mathematical modelling and analysis, simulation techniques, statistical analysis, data mining, machine learning and optimisation. 

Our staff members

Professor Anne Skeldon


I am a mathematician with a keen interest in applying mathematics in the real world. My background is in dynamical systems and bifurcation theory. Much of my early work was in fluid mechanics, particularly the Faraday wave problem. More recently I have shifted towards biology/sociology. I was a co-investigator on the 6 year complexity science project, Evolution and Resilience...

Dr Matteo Barberis

Reader in Systems Biology

Matteo started to work on cell cycle control during his master thesis and early PhD in the laboratory of Lilia Alberghina at the University of Milano-Bicocca (Italy), where he was interested to investigate biochemical mechanisms through which cellular activators and inhibitors regulate biochemically the onset into DNA replication in budding yeast. He then moved to the Max Planck...

Professor Yaochu Jin

Distinguished Chair, Head of the NICE Group, Director of Research

Biography In the news: BBC interview on swarm robots; Tech Xplore's report about swarm robots resarch; Surrey News: Web of Science 2019 Global Highly Cited Researcher; IEEE Fellow; My PhD student Ran Cheng wins 2019 IEEE Computational Intelligence Society "Outstanding PhD Dissertation Award" and the 2015 Vice Chancellor's PGR Award. I am a Distinguished Chair and...

Seminars and events

We run cross-disciplinary online seminars and discussion groups aimed at sharing expertise, learning new techniques for collecting data, understanding data or combining data with models.

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University of Surrey