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Dr Cerian Webb

Post Doctoral Research Associate
Dr Cerian Webb
Department of Plant Sciences
University of Cambridge
Downing Site

Cambridge CB2 3EA
Office Phone: 01223 748957


I graduated with a degree in pure Mathematics from the University of York (1992). This was followed by an MSc in Mathematical Biology from the University of Dundee (1993) led by Professor Brian Sleeman. In1997 I completed a PhD at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, modelling crop growth and disease dynamics under the supervision of Professor Chris Gilligan and Dr Rik Werker. I then worked at VLA-Weybridge where I developed models to investigate the dynamics of scrapie and the likely efficacy of control policies. In 2000 I returned to Cambridge where I took up a postdoctoral position in the Department of Veterinary Medicine modelling farm animal diseases. I currently lecture on the part IA Mathematical Biology course at the University of Cambridge and on the Wellcome Trust 'Mathematical Models for Infectious Disease Dynamics' course.


I am developing resources to support computational biology teaching in MATLAB.

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