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Dr Renata Retkute

Research Associate
Dr Renata Retkute
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Street

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 748957


My research has focused on modelling and parametrisation of biological systems at different spatial and temporal scales, based on the experimental and observed data.

Research Interests


Minter A.*, Retkute R.* (2019) Approximate Bayesian Computation for infectious disease modelling, Epidemics, 29: 100368,  doi: 10.1016/j.epidem.2019.100368

Retkute R., Jewell C.P., Van Boeckel T., Zhang G., Xiao X., Thanapongtharm W., Keeling M., Gilbert M., Tildesley M.J. (2018) Dynamics of the 2004 avian influenza H5N1 outbreak in Thailand: the role of duck farming, sequential model fitting and control, Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 159: 171-181, doi:10.1016/j.prevetmed.2018.09.014


Retkute R., Townsend A.J., Murchie E.H., Jensen O.E., Preston S.P. (2018) Three-dimensional plant architecture and sunlit-shaded patterns: a stochastic model of light dynamics in canopies, Annals of Botany, 122:2 291-302, doi:10.1093/aob/mcy067

Burgess A.J., Retkute R., Herman T., Murchie E.H. (2018) Exploring Relationships between Canopy Architecture, Light Distribution, and Photosynthesis in Contrasting Rice Genotypes Using 3D Canopy Reconstruction, Frontiers in Plant Science, 8:734 1-15, doi:10.3389/fpls.2017.00734

Genome Replication

Dimude J.U., Stein M., Andrzejewska E.E., Khalifa M.S., Retkute R., Skovgaard O., Rudolph C.J. (2018) Origins left, right and centre: increasing the number of initiation sites in the Escherichia coli chromosome, Genes 9(8), 376, doi:10.3390/genes9080376

Ivanova D., Taylor T., Smith S.L., Dimude J.U., Upton A.L., Mehrjouy M.M., Skovgaard O., Sherratt D.J., Retkute R., Rudolph C.J. (2015) Shaping the landscape of the Escherichia coli chromosome: replication- transcription encounters in cells with an ectopic replication origin, Nuclear Acids Research , 43(16): 7865- 7877, doi: 10.1093/nar/gkv704

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