Imperial College London

Nick S Jones

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematical Sciences



+44 (0)20 7594 1146nick.jones




301aSir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





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Our interests are summarized in the Research section

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Insalata F, Hoitzing H, Aryaman J, et al., 2022, Stochastic survival of the densest and mitochondrial DNA clonal expansion in aging., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:119, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:1-8

Zhang H, Esposito M, Pezet MG, et al., 2021, Mitochondrial DNA heteroplasmy is modulated during oocyte development propagating mutation transmission, Science Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:1-12

Lima A, Lubatti G, Burgstaller J, et al., 2021, Cell competition acts as a purifying selection to eliminate cells with mitochondrial defects during early mouse development, Nature Metabolism, Vol:3, ISSN:2522-5812, Pages:1091-1108

Godoy-Lorite A, Jones N, 2021, Inference and influence of network structure using snapshot social behavior without network data, Science Advances, Vol:7, ISSN:2375-2548

Hoffmann T, Jones NS, 2020, Inference of a universal social scale and segregation measures using social connectivity kernels, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:17, ISSN:1742-5662

Lechuga-Vieco AV, Latorre-Pellicer A, Johnston IG, et al., 2020, Cell identity and nucleo-mitochondrial genetic context modulate OXPHOS performance and determine somatic heteroplasmy dynamics, Science Advances, Vol:6, ISSN:2375-2548, Pages:eaba5345-eaba5345

Sethi S, Jones NS, Fulcher B, et al., 2020, Characterising soundscapes across diverse ecosystems using a universal acoustic feature set, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:117, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:17049-17055

Heaton LLM, Jones NS, Fricker MD, 2020, A mechanistic explanation of the transition to simple multicellularity in fungi., Nature Communications, Vol:11, ISSN:2041-1723

Hoffmann T, Peel L, Lambiotte R, et al., 2020, Community detection in networks without observing edges, Science Advances, Vol:6, ISSN:2375-2548

McGrath T, Spreckley E, Rodriguez A, et al., 2019, The homeostatic dynamics of feeding behaviour identify novel mechanisms of anorectic agents, PLOS Biology, Vol:17, ISSN:1544-9173, Pages:1-30

Latorre-Pellicer A, Lechuga-Vieco AV, Johnston IG, et al., 2019, Regulation of mother-to-offspring transmission of mtDNA heteroplasmy, Cell Metabolism, Vol:30, ISSN:1550-4131, Pages:1120-1130.e5

Burgstaller J, Kolbe T, Havlicek V, et al., 2019, Large-scale genetic analysis reveals mammalian mtDNA heteroplasmy dynamics and variance increase through lifetimes and generations, Nature Communications, Vol:9, ISSN:2041-1723

Johnson S, Jones NS, 2017, Looplessness in networks is linked to trophic coherence, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:114, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:5618-5623

McGrath T, Jones NS, Wolde PRT, et al., 2017, A biochemical machine for the interconversion of mutual information and work, Physical Review Letters, Vol:118, ISSN:0031-9007

Johnston IG, Jones NS, 2016, Evolution of cell-to-cell variability in stochastic, controlled, heteroplasmic mtDNA populations, American Journal of Human Genetics, Vol:99, ISSN:1537-6605, Pages:1150-1162

Johnston IG, Burgstaller JP, Havlicek V, et al., 2015, Stochastic modelling, Bayesian inference, and new in vivo measurements elucidate the debated mtDNA bottleneck mechanism, Elife, Vol:4, ISSN:2050-084X

Fulcher BD, Little MA, Jones NS, 2013, Highly comparative time-series analysis: the empirical structure of time series and their methods, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol:10, ISSN:1742-5689

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