Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Academic Visitor







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a research associate in the Mark Isalan group.

I am interested in the quantitative study of biological systems through the use of mathematical models. Currently, I am working on projects in stochastic gene expression and synthetic Turing pattern formation.

My PhD was undertaken at the University of Dundee and titled: ‘Spatio-temporal modelling of gene regulatory network containing negative feedback loops’. I completed this under the supervision of Professor Mark Chaplain.

Below is a word cloud of some of the most frequently found words in my publications.




Sturrock M, Murray PJ, Matzavinos A, et al., 2015, Mean field analysis of a spatial stochastic model of a gene regulatory network, Journal of Mathematical Biology, Vol:71, ISSN:0303-6812, Pages:921-959

Chaplain M, Ptashnyk M, Sturrock M, 2015, Hopf bifurcation in a gene regulatory network model: Molecular movement causes oscillations, International Journal of Mathematical Models and Methods in Applied Sciences, Vol:25, ISSN:1998-0140, Pages:1179-1215

Sturrock M, Dawes AT, 2015, Protein abundance may regulate sensitivity to external cues in polarized cells, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:12, ISSN:1742-5689

Sturrock M, Hellander A, Aldakheel S, et al., 2014, The Role of Dimerisation and Nuclear Transport in the Hes1 Gene Regulatory Network, Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol:76, ISSN:0092-8240, Pages:766-798

Sturrock M, Hellander A, Matzavinos A, et al., 2013, Spatial stochastic modelling of the Hes1 gene regulatory network: intrinsic noise can explain heterogeneity in embryonic stem cell differentiation., Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:10, ISSN:1742-5689

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