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Department of Plant Sciences


Research group


Research overview

Background in mathematical modelling and statistics developing strategies for experimental design and parametrisation of biological systems at different spatial and temporal scales.
Currently developing strategies for forecasting risk arising from dispersion of invasive pests e.g. desert locust and arboviruses (banana bunchy top virus, BBTV) affecting staple food crops across regions of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Interests in Bayesian parameter estimation, machine learning and remote sensing.

Previous Positions

2015 - 2020 Research Fellow, The Zeeman Institute for Systems Biology & Infectious Disease Epidemiology Research (SBIDER), University of Warwick
2012 - 2015 Research Fellow, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham


PhD Mathematics, Glasgow Caledonian University
MSc System Analysis, Klaipeda University
BSc. Hons. Mathematics, Klaipeda University

Key Publications


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Research Associate
Dr Renata  Retkute

Contact Details

Email address: 
Department of Plant Sciences,
Downing Street,