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
- Maria Bruna, Jonathan Chapman, and Matthew J Smith, Model reduction for slow-fast stochastic systems with metastable behaviour, in Journal of Chemical Physics, American Institute of Physics, April 2014
- Boyan Yordanov, Neil Dalchau, Paul Grant, Michael Pedersen, Stephen Emmott, Jim Haseloff, and Andrew Phillips, A Computational Method for Automated Characterization of Genetic Components, in ACS Synthetic Biology, American Chemical Society, 14 March 2014
- James Osborne, Miguel Bernabeu, Maria Bruna, Ben Calderhead, Jonathan Cooper, Neil Dalchau, Sara-Jane Dunn, Alexander Fletcher, Robin Freeman, Derek Groen, Bernhard Knapp, Greg McInerny, Gary Mirams, Joe Pitt-Francis, Biswa Sengupta, David Wright, Christian Yates, David Gavaghan, Stephen Emmott, and Charlotte Deane, Ten simple rules for effective computational research, in PLoS Computational Biology, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. e1003506, PLoS Computational Biology (Public Library of Science Computational Biology), , March 2014
- 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
- Michael Pedersen, Nicolas Oury, Colin Gravill, and Andrew Phillips, Bio Simulators: a web UI for biological simulation., in Bioinformatics, Oxford University Press, February 2014
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
Microsoft Research PhD Studentship – Applications Open
We are currently seeking exceptional candidates to apply for a Microsoft Research Studentship, to be based at the Centre for Stem Cell Research (CSCR), University of Cambridge. This project will be undertaken as part of a collaboration between the Computational Science laboratory (MSR), and the Brian Hendrich lab (CSCR). For further information, please visit: http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/studentships/microsoft/
- 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