Professor Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova
Professor of Mathematics for Healthcare
Mathematics and Living Systems Institute
Skills Development Fellowship Vision
Skills Development Fellowships should include effective training in skills that are outside of the area the candidates have been already trained, i.e. experimentally trained fellows would train in mathematical, computational or data analysis techniques most suitable for helping them to address their research questions and vice versa theoretically trained fellows would acquire experimental skills that allow them to test their theoretical predictions or to develop novel methodologies for clinical use. All of the above training will be ideally carried out with internationally recognised experts in the respective scientific, experimental or clinical fields. A successful candidate should be able to work independently, generate new ideas and drive these ideas forward. They should be able to establish interdisciplinary collaborations and contacts that would enable them to become fully independent research leaders.
MSc in Mathematics, PhD in Applied Mathematics, Lecture and Reader at the University of Bristol
Mathematical modelling and data analysis of cell signalling, mathematical neuroscience including mental health, mathematical endocrinology.
- Rahi SJ, Larsch J, Pecani K, Katsov AY, Mansouri N, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Sontag ED, Cross FR. (2017) Oscillatory stimuli differentiate adapting circuit topologies, Nature Methods, volume advance online publication, DOI:10.1038/nmeth.4408.
- Słowiński P, Alderisio F, Zhai C, Shen Y, Tino P, Bortolon C, Capdevielle D, Cohen L, Khoramshahi M, Billard A. (2017) Unravelling socio-motor biomarkers in schizophrenia, npj Schizophrenia, volume 3, no. 1, DOI:10.1038/s41537-016-0009-x.
- Betterton RT, Broad LM, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Mellor JR. (2017) Acetylcholine modulates gamma frequency oscillations in the hippocampus by activation of muscarinic M1 receptors, European Journal of Neuroscience, Jun;45(12):1570-1585. DOI:10.1111/ejn.13582.
Ongoing Projects & Grants
- 14/09/2017 – 14/09/2019 (PI) Newton Mobility Grant, “Biomedical modelling of hormone dynamics at the interface of stress and metabolism”, collaboration with UNAM Mexico (£12,000)
- 09/2017 – 07/2018 (Co-I) Research Capability Funding, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, “A pilot study using movement and perspective-taking as a diagnostic aid for psychosis” in collaboration with University of Bristol (£4,131)
- 01/10/2015 – 30/09/2022 (Deputy/co-Director) Wellcome Trust four-year PhD programme on “Neural Dynamics: from synapses to systems in health and disease” in collaboration with University of Bristol (Lead applicant)
- 01/01/2016 – 31/12/2019 (Co-I) EP/N014391/1 EPSRC Centre for Predictive Modelling in Healthcare at the University of Exeter (£2,008,955)
- 01/01/2014 – 31/12/2018 (Named Collaborator) Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship on “The role of acetylcholine in hippocampal function” (£1,100,000) PI – Dr Jack Mellor (School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol).
- Prof Kevin O’Byrne (Kings College London) – GnRH Pulse generator and effects of stress
- Prof Craig McArdle (School of Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol) – GnRH pulse frequency decoding and transfer of information in cell signalling pathways
- Prof Jack Mellor (School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol) – Neuromodulation, learning and memory
- Dr James Hodge (School of Physiology and Pharmacology, University of Bristol) – Circadian rhythms, ageing and memory
- Prof Noel Morgan (University of Exeter Medical School) – Modelling progression of type 1 diabetes
- Prof Mark Wilson (Sport and Health Sciences, University of Exeter) – Parkinson’s Disease and motor dysfunction: Advanced mathematical modeling and data analysis for personalized clinical applications
- Dr Sarah Sullivan (Clinical Sciences, University of Bristol) – Using movement and perspective-taking as a diagnostic aid for psychosis
- Dr Sanjay H. Chotirmall (Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU, Singapore) – Mathematical modelling of respiratory disease using personalized microbiomes
- Taunton Hospital Trust, St Leonard’s General Practice in Exeter, Devon Partnership Mental Health Trust, Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Trust
Research Group Connections