Professor Marco Thiel

Professor Marco Thiel

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Professor Marco Thiel
Professor Marco Thiel

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The University of Aberdeen Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics
Department of Physics
Old Aberdeen Meston Building Room MT 340


2004 PhD in Nonlinear Dynamics (Mathematical Physics/Applied Mathematics)

2004-2006 Post-Doc, University of Potsdam (Germany)

2006-2010 RCUK Academic Research Fellow (UoA)

2010-2011 Lecturer

2011-2013 Senior Lecturer

2013-2016 Reader

2016-        Professor

Internal Memberships and Affiliations

Deputy Director of the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology


Research Overview

Applied Mathematics; Mathematical Modelling; Data Analysis; Dynamical Systems Theory; Recurrences; Mathematics of Distance Inequalities; Network Theory; Computational Mathematics

Current Research

Mathematical Modelling; Data Analysis; Data Based Modelling; Mathematics of Distance Inequalities;


Bjoern Schelter; Celso Grebogi; Geoffrey Robinson; Maria Carmen Romano; Klaus Lehnertz

Research Funding and Grants

  • ''Combinatorial Responses of Fungal Pathogens to Their Human Hosts: an Integrative Systems Biology Approach,'' A. Brown, G. Coghill, N. Gow, K. Haynes, A. Moura, M. Romano, J. Stark, and M. Thiel, SABR/BBSRC, 2007-2012, £5,750,000 (fec)
  • ''Ribosomal Traffic Flow on the mRNA as a Regulator of Cellular Protein Production: an Integrated Modelling and Experimental Analysis,'' M. Romano, M. Thiel, I. Stansfield and C. Grebogi, BBSRC, 2009-2011, £679,344 (fec)

Teaching Responsibilities

PX 4514 Modelling Theory
PX 5001 Project in Modelling Complex Systems
PX 5501 Nonlinear Dynamics I & II

TBC Data Science: from data to insight



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  • Identifying coupling directions by recurrences

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

    Recurrence Quantification Analysis. Webber Jr, C. L., Marwan, N. (eds.). Springer-Verlag, pp. 65-99, 35 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Optimized spectral estimation for nonlinear synchronizing systems

    Sommerlade, L., Mader, M., Mader, W., Timmer, J., Thiel, M., Grebogi, C., Schelter, B.

    Physical Review. E, Statistical, Nonlinear and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 89, no. 3, 032912

    Contributions to Journals: Articles

  • Time-Variant Estimation of Connectivity and Kalman Filter

    Sommerlade, L., Thiel, M., Platt, B., Plano, A., Riedel, G., Grebogi, C., Mader, W., Mader, M., Timmer, J., Schelter, B. O.

    Methods in Brain Connectivity Inference through Multivariate Time Series Analysis. Baccalá, L. A. (ed.). CRC Press, pp. 161–177, 17 pages

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters

  • Signal Processing of the EEG: Approaches Tailored to Epilepsy

    Schelter, B. O., Thiel, M., Mader, W., Mader, M.

    Recent Advances in Predicting and Preventing Epileptic Seizures. Tetzlaff, R., Elger, C. E., Lehnertz, K. (eds.). World Scientific pp. 119-131, 13 pages.

    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings

  • The impact of latent confounders in directed network analysis in neuroscience

    Ramb, R., Eichler, M., Ing, A., Thiel, M., Weiller, C., Grebogi, C., Schwarzbauer, C., Timmer, J., Schelter, B.

    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical & Engineering Sciences, vol. 371, no. 1997, 20110612

    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

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