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Dr Philip Murray

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Dr P. J. Murray
Department of Mathematics
University of Dundee
Dundee DD1 4HN
Fulton G11
+44 (0)1382 384478
+44 (0)1382 385516

Research Interests:

  • Tumour Modelling
  • Somitogenesis
  • Hair follicle growth patterning
  • DNA repair mechanisms
  • Intestinal crypt modelling
  • Discrete to continuum models of cell populations


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    1. P. J. Murray, P. K. Maini, and R. E. Baker.
      Modelling oscillator synchronisation during vertebrate axis segmentation, Pattern Formation in Morphogenesis, Springer Proceedings in Mathematics 15 95-105, 2013.
    2. R. E. Baker and P. J. Murray.
      Understanding hair follicle cycling: a systems approach, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 22 1-6 2012.
    3. P. J. Murray, P. K. Maini, and R. E. Baker.
      Modelling hair follicle growth dynamics as an excitable medium, PLoS Computational Biology, 8 (12) e1002804 2012.
    4. P. J. Murray, P. K. Maini, and R. E. Baker.
      Modelling Delta-Notch perturbations during zebrafish somitogenesis, Developmental Biology, DOI:10.1016/j.ydbio.2012.10.014 2012.
    5. P. J. Murray, C. M. Edwards, M. J. Tindall, and P. K. Maini.
      Classifying general nonlinear force laws in cell-based models via the continuum limit, Physical Review E 85 021921 2012.
      Selected for the March 1, 2012 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research
    6. P. J. Murray, P. K. Maini, and R. E. Baker.
      The clock and wavefront model revisited. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 283(1):227-38 2011.
    7. P. J. Murray, A. Walter, A. G. Fletcher, C. M. Edwards, M. J. Tindall, and P. K. Maini.
      Comparing a discrete and continuum model of the intestinal crypt. Physical Biology, 8:026011, 2011
      (Selected for LabTalk news item on Physical Biology website).
    8. P. J. Murray, J. W. Kang, G. R. Mirams, S. Y. Shin, H. M. Byrne, P. K. Maini, and K. H. Cho.
      Modelling spatially regulated -catenin dynamics and invasion in intestinal crypts. Biophysical Journal, 99(3):716-725, 2010.
      Selected for Faculty of 1000 Biology
    9. P. J. Murray, C. M. Edwards, M. J. Tindall, and P. K. Maini.
      From a discrete to a continuum model of cell dynamics in one dimension. Physical Review E, 80(3):031912, 2009
      (Selected for the October 1, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Biological Physics Research).
    10. A. G. Fletcher, G. R. Mirams, P. J. Murray, A. Walter, J. W. Kang, K. H. Cho, P. K. Maini, and H. M. Byrne.
      Multiscale modeling of colonic crypts and early colorectal cancer, Multiscale Cancer Modeling, 2010.
    11. P. Pathmanathan, J. Cooper, A. Fletcher, G. Mirams, P. Murray, J. Osborne, J. Pitt-Francis, A. Walter, and S. J. Chapman.
      A computational study of discrete mechanical tissue models, Physical Biology, 6:036001, 2009.
    12. I.  M.  M Van  Leeuwen, G.  R. Mirams, A.  Walter, A. Fletcher, P. Murray, J. Osbourne, S. Varma, S. J. Young, J. Cooper, B. Doyle, J Pitt-Francis, L  Momtahan, P Pathmanathan, J.  P. Whiteley, S.  J. Chapman, D.  J. Gavaghan, O.  E. Jensen, J. R. King, P.  K. Maini, S.  L. Waters, and H.  M. Byrne.
      An integrative computational model for intestinal tissue renewal, Cell proliferation, 42(5):617-636, 2009.
    13. J. M. Pitt-Francis, P Pathmanathan, M. Bernabeu, R.  Bordas, J. Cooper, A. Fletcher, G. R. Mirams, P. Murray, J. Osbourne, A. Walter, S. J. Chapman, A.  Garny, I. M. M Van Leeuwen, P. K. Maini, B.  Rodriguez, S. L. Waters, J. P. Whiteley, H. M. Byrne and D. J. Gavaghan
      Chaste: A test-driven approach to software development for biological modelling, Computer Physics Communications, 2009.