Professor M Carmen Romano

Professor M Carmen Romano

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Contact Details

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The University of Aberdeen Office 337, Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, Department of Physics, Meston Building, Old Aberdeen

Office 3:47, Institute of Medical Sciences, Foresterhill

Research Overview

I am interested in the understanding of fundamental biological processes using theoretical approaches based on nonlinear dynamics and statistical physics and combining them with experimental data. In particular, I am interested in the process of translation or synthesis of proteins, the coupling between transcription and translation, how ribosomes, the molecular machines that manufacture proteins, are synthesised, and its relationship to the cell cycle. I am furthermore interested in the effect of combinatorial stresses in yeast, as well as the effects of different types of stress on the cell cycle.

Research Funding and Grants

SULSA studentship (modeling of translation)/ SABR grant (Combinatorial Responses In Stress Pathways)/BBSRC grant (Ribosome Traffic Flow on the mRNA as a Regulator of Cellular Protein Production)

Teaching Responsibilities

Electromagnetism (PX3008, 3rd year Physics) and Introduction to Mathematics and Modelling of Biological Systems (SB5005, MSc in Cell and Molecular Systems Biology)



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  • Transport on a lattice with dynamical defects

    Turci, F., Parmeggiani, A., Pitard, E., Romano, M. C., Ciandrini, L.

    Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 87, no. 1, 012705

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Combinatorial stresses kill pathogenic Candida species

    Kaloriti, D., Tillmann, A., Cook, E., Jacobsen, M., You, T., Lenardon, M., Ames, L., Barahona, M., Chandrasekaran, K., Coghill, G., Goodman, D., Gow, N. A. R., Grebogi, C., Ho, H., Ingram, P., McDonagh, A., de Moura, A. P. S., Pang, W., Puttnam, M., Radmaneshfar, E., Romano, M. C., Silk, D., Stark, J., Stumpf, M., Thiel, M., Thorne, T., Usher, J., Yin, Z., Haynes, K., Brown, A. J. P.

    Medical Mycology, vol. 50, no. 7, pp. 699-709

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • A max-plus model of ribosome dynamics during mRNA translation

    Brackley, C. A., Broomhead, D. S., Romano, M. C., Thiel, M.

    Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 303, no. -, pp. 128-140

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Impact of combinatorial stresses upon Candida albicans

    Kaloriti, D., Tillmann, A., Jacobsen, M., Yin, Z., Patterson, M., Radmaneshfar, E., You, T., Chandrasekaran, K., Pang, W., Coghill, G., de Moura, A. P. S., Thiel, M., Romano, M. C., Grebogi, C., Haynes, K., Quinn, J., Gow, N. A. R., Brown, A. J. P.

    Mycoses, vol. 55, no. Suppl. 4, pp. 15

    Contributions to Journals: Abstracts

  • A systems biology analysis of long and short-term memories of osmotic stress adaptation in fungi

    You, T., Ingram, P., Jacobsen, M. D., Cook, E., McDonagh, A., Thorne, T., Lenardon, M. D., de Moura, A. P. S., Romano, M. C., Thiel, M., Stumpf, M., Gow, N. A. R., Haynes, K., Grebogi, C., Stark, J., Brown, A. J. P.

    BMC Research Notes, vol. 5, 258

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Multiple phase transitions in a system of exclusion processes with limited reservoirs of particles and fuel carriers

    Brackley, C., Ciandrini, L., Romano, M. C.

    Journal of statistical mechanics-Theory and experiment, vol. 2012, no. 3, P03002

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Mixed population of competing totally asymmetric simple exclusion processes with a shared reservoir of particles

    Greulich, P., Ciandrini, L., Allen, R., Romano, M. C.

    Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 85, no. 1, 011142

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Inferring direct coupling by means of recurrences

    Zou, Y., Romano, M. C., Thiel, M., Marwan, N., Kurths, J.

    International Journal of Bifurcation and Chaos, vol. 21, no. 4, pp. 1099-1111

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

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