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Dr Lucia Marucci

Dr Lucia Marucci

Dr Lucia Marucci
BSc, MSc, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Systems & Synthetic Biology

Area of research

Quantitative understanding and control of cell complexity and decision-making

Office 2.39b
Merchant Venturers Building,
Woodland Road, Clifton BS8 1UB
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 4760

Research summary

Cell decision-making is orchestrated by the complex interplay between intracellular dynamics and the extracellular environment. How do these components produce emergent phenotypes and affect cell decision-making? Can cell fate be directly engineered? Can mathematical models aid in the understanding the basis of living organism regulations and guide their re-engineering?

My multidisciplinary Systems and Synthetic Biology research group aims at answering these questions combining wet-lab experiments and computational research. The main aims are to:

i) get a quantitative understanding of the link between signalling pathway dynamics, cell-cycle and stem cell pluripotency. We combine tools from Systems and Synthetic Biology at population- ...

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Biography

I am a computational biology scientist, with 10 years research experience in Synthetic Biology (control and modelling of synthetic gene regulatory networks) and Systems Biology (modelling and studying the functional role of signalling and cell-cycle dynamics in mammalian cells).

I received a Bachelor degree in Mathematics in the University of L'Aquila (Italy) in 2003, followed in 2007 by a Master degree in Mathematics and Informatics in the same University. In 2010 I received a Ph.D. degree in Automatic Engineering in the University of Naples "Federico II", Italy. My Ph.D. was focused on the mathematical modelling and analysis ...

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Recent publications

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