Dr. Rita Gupta
After a career in theoretical semiconductor physics, I have recently moved to Birmingham University to do research in Computational Biology. My current interest is to develop methods to infer gene regulatory networks involved in cell-cell communication using various methods, such as ordinary differential equations, by integrating experimental data, such as gene transcription data from microarrays, with biological knowledge. The methods developed will be applied to various biological systems including tumour angiogenesis. The work is in collaboration with Dr Francesco Falciani, Kim Clarke, Sarah Durant and Prof Roy Bicknell and is supported by Cancer Research UK.