Institute of Neuroscience

Staff Profile

Dr Conor Lawless

Computational Biologist



I am a computational biologist (post-doctoral research scientist) working in the Wellcome Centre for Mitochondrial Research at Newcastle University.

I am particularly interested in computational and mathematical models of biological systems and the assessment and development of such models (usually dynamic, mechanistic simulation models).  I also work on image analysis and  the design and interpretation of genomic screening experiments.

Areas of expertise

  • Mathematical modelling
  • Functional genomics
  • Data science

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Research Interests

Mathematical modelling, numerical simulation, stochastic simulation, systems biology, optimisation, parameter estimation,  Bayesian inference, quantitative growth assays, image analysis, epistasis, automated microscopy, data handling, data visualisation, robot-assisted science.

Programming languages

Python, R, C , Scala, Haskell, Mathematica