Grima Group

Contact Information

Email: Ramon.Grima at

Office: (+44) 0131 651 9060


2013 - present: Reader, University of Edinburgh

2008 - 2013: Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

2006 - 2008: Postdoctoral fellow, Imperial College London

2005 - 2006: Postdoctoral fellow, Indiana University

2000 - 2005: PhD Physics, Arizona State University

1996 - 2000: BSc (Hons) Physics & Maths, University of Malta

Research Interests

My research is focused on the development of analytical methods to investigate the influence of noise in non-spatial and spatial problems in biology. Current research focuses on stochastic reaction kinetics inside cells. The main directions of my research are: (i) the development of general techniques to approximately solve the chemical master equation (and the reaction-diffusion master equation) for systems characterized by low copy numbers in one or several chemical species. Of particular interest is the application of these techniques to study stochastic gene regulatory networks. (ii) understanding how macromolecular crowding influences the dynamics of stochastic intracellular biochemistry. (iii) the development of machine learning and Bayesian approaches to infer parameters from experimental data. 


Course Organizer and lecturer for the course: Quantification in Life Sciences (2011-2016) and Quantitative Skills for Biologists (2017-present). Lecturer for the courses: Structures and Functions of Proteins (2010-present) and "Systems Approach to Modelling Cell Signal Transduction" (2016-present)

Editorial duties

Member of the editorial board of: IET Systems Biology (2012-present), Mathematical Biosciences (2012-present) and Physical Biology (2012-present), PLoS One (2014 - present)




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