Bryson Research Group
Computational Systems Biology

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Kevin Bryson has over 20 years of experience modelling biological systems using mathematical, statistical and computational approaches. This ranges from modelling small molecules at the molecular orbital level using quantum mechanical packages, through atomic-level modelling of DNA and proteins using classical molecular dynamics, through genome and transcriptome analysis, ODE-modelling of signalling, gene regulatory and metabolic pathways, to macroscopic modelling of mixed populations of discrete bacteria using hand-crafted agent-based simulators.

He received a BSc (1st class) in Mathematics and Computer Science from Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, in 1991 and a DPhil in Physics from the University of York in 1996. His doctoral studies were followed by a period in industry at Oxford Molecular Ltd. developing bioinformatics and molecular dynamics software. This was followed by three postdoctoral positions: a BBSRC Fellowship at the University of Warwick, an Individual EU Marie Curie Fellowship at INRA in France and a Senior Wellcome Trust Fellowship at University College London. He was promoted to a Lecturer in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at University College London in 2005.