The goal of the Computational Science Lab is to tackle fundamental problems in science in areas of societal importance, by bringing together new kinds of scientists, in a new kind of Laboratory, pioneering new kinds of approaches, new kinds of computational methods, and new kinds of scientific software tools.
Biological Computation GroupThe Group is focused on the development and advancement of a new field of Biological Computation, that aims to transform our understanding of biology by considering biological systems as living computation, and to develop the techniques needed to design and program computation in living systems.
Computational Ecology and Environmental Science GroupThe Group is focused on enabling, making and accelerating fundamental advances in our understanding of, and ability to predict the impact of future changes to, the global climate and ecological systems and processes: Earth’s life support system.
October 2013: Paper in Nature Nanotechnology by Neil Dalchau, Andrew Phillips, Luca Cardelli and colleagues: Programmable chemical controllers made from DNA
6 September 2013: Paper in Science by Lucas Joppa, Piero Visconti, C. Jenkins and Stuart Pimm: Achieving the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Goals for Plant Conservation.
July 2013: Stephen Emmott's book, Ten Billion published
July 2013: Lucas Joppa wins Society for Conservation Biology's Early Career Achievement Award
17 May 2013. Paper in Science by Lucas Joppa et al., Troubling Trends in Scientific Software Use
- Matthew J. Smith, Paul I. Palmer, Drew W. Purves, Mark C. Vanderwel, Vassily Lyutsarev, Ben Calderhead, Lucas N. Joppa, Christopher M. Bishop, and Stephen Emmott, Changing how Earth System Modelling is done to provide more useful information for decision making, science and society., in Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, American Meteorological Society, February 2014
- S. Caldararu, D. W. Purves, and P.I. Palmer, Phenology as a strategy for carbon optimality: a global model, in Biogeosciences, vol. 11, 2014
- Y.P.Wang, B.C.Chen, W.R.Weider, Y.Q.Luo, B.E.Medlyn, M.Rasmussen, M.J.Smith, F.B.Agusto, and F.Hoffman, Oscillatory behaviour of two nonlinear microbial models of soil carbon decomposition, in Biogeosciences Discussions, European Geosciences Union, December 2013
- Matthew R Evans, Mike Bithell, Stephen J. Cornell, Sasha R. X. Dall, Sandra Diaz, Stephen Emmott, Bruno Ernande, Volker Grimm, David J. Hodgson, Simon L. Lewis, Georgina M. Mace, Michael Morecroft, Aristides Moustakas, Eugene Murphy, Tim Newbold, K. J. Norris, Owen Petchey, Matthew J. Smith, Justin M. J. Travis, and Tim G. Benton, Predictive systems ecology, in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Royal Society, 22 November 2013
- Sadia E Ahmed, Carlos M Souza, J Riberio, and Rob M Ewers, Temporal patterns of road network development in the Brazilian Amazon, in Regional Environmental Change, vol. 13, pp. 927-937, Springer, October 2013
Biological Computation Group
Head: Andrew Phillips
Administrator: Becky Frost
21 Station Road
Tel: +44 (0)1223 479 767
Computational Ecology & Environmental Science Group
Head: Drew Purves
James Osborne (part of the Biological Computation group) is running a workshop on Cell Based and Individual Based Modelling (CBIBM), as part of the 2014 International Conference on Computational Science. We are currently looking for 10 page papers on all aspects of cell based and individual based modelling and simulation. Full details of the workshop and how to submit a paper can be found here (http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/conferences/CBIBM/).
- We are currently looking for outstanding scientists both for permanent and post-doctoral positions in the Biological Computation Group and in the Computational Ecology & Environmental Science Group