Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Mathematics

Lecturer in Biomathematics







6M12Huxley BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I am a Lecturer in the Biomathematics group at the Department of Mathematics at Imperial College London.

My research focuses on developing mathematical and computational approaches to study biological systems. Research questions are inspired by experimental data, with the general aims of (1) formulating predictive models that provide insights into underlying mechanisms, and (2) developing mathematical and computational theories to understand functional aspects of the studied system

Previously, I was a postdoctoral fellow at DAMTP and the Gurdon Institute at the University of Cambridge. I obtained my PhD from the Weizmann Institute of Science. 

Enquiries from prospective PhD students are welcome. Most of the research projects span multiple disciplines and I am happy to consider candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. I am particularly keen to hear from students interested in pursuing multidisciplinary projects at the interface of developmental biology, dynamical systems, and machine learning.



Simons BD, Karin O, 2024, Tuning of plasma cell lifespan by competition explains the longevity and heterogeneity of antibody persistence., Immunity, Vol:57, Pages:600-611.e6

Karin O, Miska EA, Simons BD, 2023, Epigenetic inheritance of gene silencing is maintained by a self-tuning mechanism based on resource competition, Cell Systems, Vol:14, ISSN:2405-4712, Pages:24-+

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