Dr Christian A. Yates
DPhil (Oxon) Mathematical/Systems Biology, MSc (Oxon) in Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing, BA (Oxon) in Mathematics
- Junior Research Fellow - Christ Church College, Oxford
Tutor - Christ Church College Oxford
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Christian [dot] Yates [-at-] maths [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk
Reception: +44 1865 273525
Direct: +44 1865 283886
University of Oxford
Andrew Wiles Building
Radcliffe Observatory Quarter
Mathematical Biology, Stochastic Modelling of Biological processes, Collective behaviour, Somitogenesis, Cell migration, Bacterial Chemotaxis,
Self propelled Particle models, Locusts,
Domain Growth, Accelerated Stochastic Simulation, Egg-shell patterning, Antigenic Variation
Prizes, Awards and Scholarships:
Poster prize at the European Society for Pigment Cell Research.
The Distinguished Old Waconian (Young Alumnus) Award (for services to mathematical outreach).
ESMTB Reinhart-Heinrich Doctoral Thesis Award (runner up).
Junior Research Fellowship - Christ Church College, Oxford
Leathersellers' Scholarship (St Catherine's College) - For academic achievement.
Martin Senior Scholarship (Worcester College)- For academic achievement.
SIAM Student Travel Award - $650 - To present a paper at a SIAM conference on dynamical systems in Utah, USA.
Worcester College Academic Travel Grant - £300 - For the above conference.
Inaugural Microsoft Research European Science Initiative Award for the
best short project in the Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centre.
Nuclear Electric Prize in the Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing MSc for coming top of the year.
Mary Somerville Prize for obtaining a first in my undergraduate finals.
- G. Rosser, A.G. Fletcher, D.A. Wilkinson, J.A. de Beyer, C.A. Yates, J.P. Armitage, P.K. Maini and R.E. Baker (2013).
" Novel methods for analysing bacterial tracks reveal persistence in Rhodobacter sphaeroides."
(PLoS Computational Biology, in press)
- C.A. Yates and R.E. Baker (2013). "Isotropic model for cluster growth on a regular lattice". Physical Review E (PRE) 88(2) 023304.
Supplementary material to accompany this paper can be found here.
- C.A. Yates and G. Klingbeil (2013).
"Recycling random numbers in the stochastic simulation algorithm" Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP) 138(9) 094103.
- C.A. Yates, R.E. Baker R. Erban and P.K. Maini (2012).
"Going from microscopic to macroscopic on nonuniform growing domains" Physical Review E (PRE) 86 021921.
- C.A. Yates (2012)
"Comparing stochastic discrete and deterministic continuum models of cell
migration". ESMTB Communications 1(15) 31-36.
- R. Thompson, C.A. Yates and R.E. Baker (2012).
"Modelling cell migration and adhesion during
development" Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 72(12) 2793-2809.
- T. Wood, C.A. Yates, D. Wilkinson and G. Rosser (2012).
"Simplified multitarget tracking using the PHD filter for microscopic video data".
IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology (IEEE. T. Circ. Syst. Vid.) 22(5) 702-713.
- C.A. Yates and K. Burrage (2011).
before you leap: A confidence-based method for selecting species
criticality whilst avoiding negative populations in τ-leaping"
Journal of Chemical Physics (JCP) 134, 084109.
- C.A. Yates, R. Baker, R. Erban and P.K. Maini (2011).
"Refining self-propelled particle models for collective behaviour"
Canadian Journal of Applied Mathematics (CAMQ) 18(3).
- C. Escudero, C.A. Yates, J. Buhl, I.D. Couzin, R. Erban, I.G. Kevrekidis (2010).
"Ergodic directional switching in mobile insect groups".
Physical Review E 82(1) 11926.
- R.E. Baker, C.A. Yates and R. Erban (2009). "From Microscopic to Macroscopic Descriptions of Cell
Migration on Growing Domains ". Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 72(3) 719-762.
- C.A. Yates, R. Erban, C. Escudero, I. Couzin, J. Buhl, I. Kevrekidis, P. Maini and D. Sumpter, (2009).
"Inherent noise can facilitate coherence in collective swarm motion". Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 106(14) 5464-5469.
Supplementary material to accompany this paper can be found here .
I tutor 1st and 2nd Year undergraduates at Christ Church.
I am tutoring perturbation methods inter-collegiate classes.
I have previously held a 6-hour lectureship at Somerville College teaching applied mathematics to Undergraduates.
I am part of the CETL programme and have been teaching and demonstrating Computational/Mathematical Biology and MATLAB to 1st year DPhil students at the Life Sciences and Systems Biology Doctoral Training Centres.
I also provide personal tutoring for students in the mathematical sciences with learning difficulties.