Dr David Richards
Telephone: 01392 (40)6792
My research at Exeter involves using mathematics and computing to study biological and medical processes. This often involves using a combination of dynamical systems, reaction-diffusion equations, spatio-temporal modelling, numerical simulation and image analysis. Currently I am working on the following projects:
- Target shape dependence during phagocytosis
- The dynamics of peroxisome shape
- The role of noise in pituitary cells
- Phagosome dynamics
- Plant response to phytopathogens
I am currently co-supervising:
- Freddy Wordingham - PhD - "Optimising dermatological photodynamic therapy effectiveness using a novel radiative transfer model
- Rudy Arthur - PhD - "The emergence of biological phenotypes from dynamic gene networks"
- Josiah Passmore - MSc - Peroxisome shape and dynamics
I am funded by the Wellcome Trust as part of the Centre for Biomedical Modelling and Analysis (CBMA).
David Richards, Exeter University, 2017