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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Two postdoctoral positions are available in Martin’s group to work on theoretical approaches to epigenetics, transcriptional control and liquid-liquid phase separation. The deadline for applications is 14 October 2019

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