Members of the lab

Current members at the Babraham Institute

Nicolas Le NovereNicolas Le Novère is group leader at the  Babraham Institute. His research interests revolve around signal transduction, in particular in neurons. He tries to understand them using computational models. Besides his neurobiological-oriented research, Le Novère develops resources for systems biology, for instance standards like  SBML and  SBGN or databases like BioModels Database.

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Benedetta Frida BaldiBenedetta Frida Baldi is a PhD student in the lab. Her main interests are 3D modelling and spatial simulations of the Post Synaptic Density (PSD) assembly in dendritic spines using protein structures and EM imaging data.

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Martina FroehlichMartina Fröhlich is a postdoc with Nicolas Le Novère working on building and annotating the signalosome of the glutamatergic synapse, which plays an important role in learning and memory. Her pathway map will be used to analyze the structural features of the signaling network and serve as a reference for subsequent model building.

Vladimir KiselevVladimir Kiselev  is a post-doc in the laboratory. His main research interests are to study phospholipid signalling pathways using novel experimental data obtained in collaboration with  Len Stephens and Phil Hawkins at the Babraham Institute. Besides these, he is also very excited about the human brain activity, especially the long-term episodic memory.

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Vincent Knight SchrijverVincent Knight Schrijver  is a BBSRC-GSK CASE PhD student. His main research projects relate to systems pharmacology models: retrieval of existing ones, encoding and enriching them, and creating new ones


Massimo LaiMassimo Lai  is a post-doc in the laboratory. His main research interests revolve around spatial modelling of calcium-dependent signalling pathways related to synaptic plasticity.


Lu LiLu Li  is a post-doc in the laboratory. She currently focuses on the understanding of molecular mechanisms involved in the late onset of Alzheimer's disease, using spatial modelling approaches.


Ioana OlanIoana Olan  is a summer student from Cambridge university. She is analysing the regulatory regions of genes involved in the commitment to early embryo lineages.


Pinar PirPınar Pir is a senior post-doc in the laboratory. Her research interests include developing interfaces and algoritms for parallel simulation of modular models of cellular processes and developing models of stem cell differentiation and re-programming

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Nicolas RodriguezNicolas Rodriguez is a senior technical support in the laboratory. His main duties are the maintenance and further development of the group software infrastructure.



Sven_Bergmann-150x150.jpg.jpgSven Bergmann heads the Computational Biology Group at the University of Lausanne. His work includes designing and applying novel algorithms for the analysis of large-scale biological and medical data, as well as modeling genetic networks pertaining to the development of the Drosophila embryo and the response of plants to environmental changes.


Stuart_Edelstein-150x150-2.jpgAfter a full career as a Professor at Cornell University and then at the University of Geneva, upon reaching Emeritus in 2006 Stuart Edelstein returned to his first love: mathematical modeling of allosteric proteins and related phenomena.

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Christine SeeligerChristine Seeliger is a former PhD student from the lab. Her main interests are spatial and stochastic simulations, BDNF/TrkB growthfactor signalling during long term potentiation (LTP) in the dendritic spine and spatial properties of phospholipid signalling.


BioModels Team at the European Bioinformatics Institute

From October 1st 2012, the BioModels Team is formally part of the Proteomics Service Team at the EBI, led by Henning Hermjakob

Camille LaibeCamille Laibe is project coordinator for all things "BioModels", and in particular developer of BioModels database, MIRIAM Registry and, SBO.
Raza AliRaza Ali is developer of BioModels Database and the forthcoming new underlying infrastructure: Jummp.
Vijayalakshmi ChelliahVijayalakshmi Chelliah is senior curator of BioModels Database.
Yvon FlorentYvon Florent develops software support for the standards formats of the DDMoRe project.
Mihai GlontMihai Glont is developer of the model repository within the DDMoRe project.
Nick JutyNick Juty is curator of SBO and MIRIAM Registry.
Sarah KeatingSarah Keating is developer of libSBML, the SBML test suite and the SBMLtoolbox.
Maciej SwatMaciej Swat develops model descriptions languages within the DDMoRe project.
Sarala WimalaratneSarala Wimalaratne develops cross-repository search systems based on semantic web technologies.


Ishan AjmeraIshan Ajmera, 2011, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at University of Nottingham. UK
Duncan BerenguierDuncan Berenguier, 2008, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Marseille, FR
Alexander BroicherAlexander Broicher, 2004, winter interm. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Stuttgart, DE
Denis BrunDenis Brun, 2011, summer intern. Now (2013) Software Developer for Amadeus IT Group
Finja BuechelFinja Büchel, 2011, software developer. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Tuebingen, DE
Mélanie CourtotMélanie Courtot, 2004-2006, software developer. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of British Columbia, CA
Simon DelagneauSimon Delagneau 2014, summer intern.
Marie-Ange DjiteMarie-Ange Djite, 2004, summer interm. Now (2012) unknown position
Koray Dogan KayaKoray Doğan Kaya, 2008, Marie Curie visiting PhD. Now (2012) post-doc at Virginia Commonwealth University, USA
Marco DonizelliMarco Donizelli, 2003-2005, Software engineer. Now (2012) CTO of Technology at bMobilized Inc.
Marine DumousseauMarine Dumousseau, 2009, summer intern and software developer. Now (2012) bioinformatician at EMBL-EBI, UK
Ranjita Dutta-RoyRanjita Dutta Roy, 2008, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at the Charite, DE
Lukas EndlerLukas Endler, 2008-2011, database curator. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Vienna, AT
Eric FernandezÉric Fernandez, 2004-2006, postdoctoral fellow. Now (2012) project leader, Physiomics plc, UK

John_Gowers-150x150.jpgJohn Gowers. 2013 summer intern. Now (2013) studying mathematics at the University of Cambridge.

Enuo HeEnuo He, 2006, database curator. Now (2012) scientist, GSK, UK
Ron HenkelRon Henkel, 2009, visiting PhD. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Rostock, DE
Arnaud HenryArnaud Henry, 2006, summer intern. Now (2012) project leader, fondation fondaMental, FR
Noriko HiroiNoriko Hiroi, 2008, postdoctoral fellow. Now (2012) assistant professor, Keio University, JP
Gael JalowickiGael Jalowicki, 2011, summer intern. Now (2013) PhD student University College Dublin

Marija_Jankovic-150x150.jpgMarija Jankovic, 2013, summer intern. Now (2013) student at Faculty of physics in Belgrade, Serbia


Christian KnuepferChristian Knüpfer, 2007, Marie Curie visiting PhD. Now PhD student at the University of Jena, DE
Hoa LeHoa Le, 2014, summer intern.
Chen LiChen Li, 2005-2008, software Engineer. Now (2012), PhD student at the University of Cambridge, UK
Catherine LloydCatherine Lloyd, 2010, visiting scientist. Now (2012), Research Associate at Kerridge & Partners, NZ
David P. MarshallDavid P. Marshall, 2007, summer intern. Now (2012) unknown position
Michele MattioniMichele Mattioni, 2007-2012, PhD student and post-doc. Now (2012) Founder of Sustainable Souk, UK
Antonia MayerAntonia Mayer, 2007, database curator. Now (2013) sequence bioinformatics Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK
Daniel McGrealDaniel McGreal, 2006-2008, database engineer. Now (2012) unknown position
Florian MittagFlorian Mittag, 2011, software developer. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Tuebingen, DE
Stuart MoodieStuart Moodie, 2011-2013, developer. Now (2013) freelance developper
Kedar Nath NatarajanKedar Nath Natarajan, 2008, summer intern. Now (2012) [last heard of] PhD student, MRC Clinical Sciences Centre, UK
Anika OellrichAnika Oellrich, 2007, summer intern. Now (2012) [last heard of] PhD student, EMBL-EBI, UK
Jean-Baptiste PettitJean-Baptiste Pettit, 2010, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at EMBL-EBI, UK
Renaud SchiappaRenaud Schiappa, 2006, summer intern. Now (2012) data manager, institut Paoli Calmettes, FR
Michael SchubertMichael Schubert, 2011, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at EMBL, DE
Melanie I StefanMelanie I Stefan, 2006-2009, PhD student and Post-doc. Now (2012) postoc at the California Institute of Technology, USA
Nathan SkeneNathan Skene, 2011, visiting PhD. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Cambridge

Grigalius_Taujanska-150x150.jpgGrigalius Taujanska, 2013, Summer intern. Now mathematics undergraduate at Cambridge University.


Karim TazibtKarim Tazibt, 2010, summer intern. Now (2012) unknown position
Dominic TolleDominic Tölle, 2005-2008, PhD student. Now (2012) unknown position
Dagmar WaltemathDagmar Waltemath(Koehn), 2007, Marie Curie visiting PhD. Now post-doc at the University of Rostock, DE
Sarala WimalaratneSarala Wimalaratne, 2011, software developer. Now (2012) software developer at EMBL-EBI, UK
Youwei ZhengYouwei Zheng, 2011, visiting student. Now (2013) visitor Northwestern University, USA
Junmei ZhuJunmei Zhu, 2010-2011, post-doc. Tragically passed away in 2011.
Anna ZhukovaAnna Zhukova, 2011, summer intern. Now (2012) PhD student at the University of Bordeaux 1, FR

Yangyang Zhao, 2012, summer intern. Now (2014) unknown position.

Simone_Zorzan-150x150.jpgSimone Zorzan, 2013, visiting scientist. Now (2013) Research Associate at the Center for BioMedical Computation (CBMC) in Verona.