Helen Kettle

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Mathematical Modeller

Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland
JCMB, The King's Buildings,
Peter Guthrie Tait Road,
EDINBURGH, EH9 3FD, Scotland, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)131 650 4897

Helen Kettle

Current Research Interests

I develop process-based models of biological systems. Since joining BioSS my research has focussed on two main topics - microbial communities and crop pests. Details of these and the associated papers and software, are given below.

Modelling Microbial Communities

I am interested in the dynamic modelling (based on ordinary differential equations) of microbial communities in the human colon. Particularly in modelling the emergent dynamics of these complex systems (more details here). I am also working on modelling methane production in the rumen, with the aim of reducing agricultural methane emissions, using the same modelling techniques. I am also supervising a PhD student, Salvatore Galgano who is applying the model to pig digestion.



Modelling Crop Pathogens

I have been involved with projects on modelling potato cyst nematodes (PCN) and rice pests (LEGATO project) both of which involve stage-structured populations which I am modelling using time-delay differential equations.



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