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From 2013-2017 I read for an integrated master's degree in Physics and Philosopy at the University of Oxford, specialising in theoretical biological physics towards the end of the programme. In my final year I undertook a research project in Ard Louis' research group, studying the role of simplicity in evolution from the perspective of formal language theory.
My scientific interests are broad, covering most of theoretical and mathematical biology. Particular interests of mine include:
In my free time I run the Oxford Knitters' Guild, I act as the LGBTQ+ representative on the committee of Brasenose HCR, and I am involved in Effective Altruism Oxford.
I did my master's project in Ard Louis' research group. Building on Louis' work on biased genotype-to-phenotype maps and their role in evolution, I investigated bias in the map from formal grammars to formal languages, making connections to information-theoretical concepts of complexity. At the end of the project, I produced a 10-page project report.
At OIST I completed a project investigating locomotive behaviours of C. elegans using the Eigenworms model. Working in Professor Ichiro Maruyama's Information Processing Biology Unit, I undertook experimental and computational reasearch, producing a research report and a spoken presentation as my final deliverables.