Professor Edmund Crampin is the Rowden White Chair of Systems Biology, Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and in the Melbourne School of Engineering, and Director of the Systems Biology Laboratory at the University of Melbourne.
Edmund’s research uses mathematical and computer modeling to investigate regulatory processes and pathways underlying biological processes and human diseases. Current and recent research projects include developing energy-based approaches to modelling in systems and synthetic biology; mathematical modelling of heart cells to understand the development of heart disease; measurement and modelling of nanoparticle-cell interactions for nanomedicine; developing computational approaches to study the network of genetic interactions underlying breast and skin cancers; and modelling the regulation of transepithelial fluid secretion in the salivary glands and the lung. The group also contributes to projects in biosensor design, biomarker identification and development of computational tools and standards for integrative systems biology.
After graduating with a BSc (Hons) in Physics from Imperial College London, Edmund completed a DPhil in Applied Mathematics at the University of Oxford. Edmund’s thesis topic was biological pattern formation, and his thesis advisor was Professor Philip Maini FRS. Edmund was subsequently elected to a Junior Research Fellowship at Brasenose College Oxford and in 2001 he was awarded a Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust to study mathematical models of heart disease, under the guidance of Professor Denis Noble FRS. In 2003 Edmund moved to the University of Auckland to continue this work at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute, under director Professor Peter Hunter FRS, where he established the Systems Biology group. Edmund moved to the University of Melbourne in 2013 to take up the Chair of Systems and Computational Biology.
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Professor Edmund Crampin
School of Mathematics and Statistics
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010, Australia