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 techniques to approximately solve the chemical master equation for systems characterized by low copy numbers in one or several chemical species (ii) understanding intrinsic noise in non-dilute environments as typical of the intracellular environment (iii) the development of dimensional reduction techniques to study the stochastic properties of large-scale biochemical networks.  


Course Organizer for the 1st year course: Quantification in Life Sciences (2011-present)

Lecturer for the kinetics modules of the 3rd year course: Structures and Functions of Proteins (2010-present)

Lecturer for the "Introduction to Systems Biology" module of the Masters in Systems & Synthetic Biology (2012-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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