Professor Martin Howard

Group Leader Genes in the Environment

The Howard group combines simple, predictive mathematical modelling with long-lasting experimental collaborations, to dissect biological mechanisms too complex to unravel by experiments alone.

The group is currently focusing on three main areas;

Previous high-profile work in the group has revealed a reaction-diffusion mechanism for mid-cell division in E. coli, surface area-based dynamics of a cell sizer molecule in fission yeast, an arithmetic division mechanism for metabolic timing and an all-or-nothing epigenetic switching mechanism, with epigenetic gene silencing directly antagonised by transcription.



Selected Publications

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A Marie-Curie funded PhD position is currently available in Martin’s group to work on epigenetics and transcriptional control. The deadline for applications is 30 June 2019

Enquiries to join the group from interested postgraduate and postdoctoral scientists are always welcomed.

Fellowship and PhD studentship positions can potentially be funded by the BBSRC, EU or John Innes Centre.