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Dr Kirsty Wan

LSI Research Fellow


Telephone: 01392 727447

Extension: (Streatham) 7447

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Office: T03.09, Living Systems Institute.

Personal webpage here.

Twitter: @micromotility



Applications for competitive PhD studentships for entry in 2019 are currently open. A number of interdisciplinary projects are available in my group. Specific scholarship opportunities are listed below (deadline 7th January 2019):

  • If you are a UK/EU student: please get in touch with me directly to discuss possible project proposals which fall under the EPSRC Doctoral Training Partnership remit. More details on how to apply can be found here.
  • If you are a student from China: the University of Exeter in partnership with the China Scholarship Council (CSC), are currently offering 10 studentships across all subjects. More details on how to apply can be found here.



Research interests: mathematical biology, dynamical systems, biological physics, quantitative biology, image processing, pattern recognition, cell biology, microscopy, phenomenological modelling, low Reynolds number fluid dynamics.

Qualifications: MA, PhD (Cantab).


2006-2010: BA, MMath, University of Cambridge.
2010-2014: PhD, University of Cambridge
2014-2017: Postdoctoral research associate (DAMTP, University of Cambridge) & Thomas Nevile Junior Research Fellow (Magdalene College).

Membership: American Physical Society, Marine Biological Association (Associate Member).

My Erdös number = 4.