Professor Mark Chaplain

Mark Chaplain
Gregory Chair of Applied Mathematics

Research Group:
StAMBio, St Andrews Mathematical Biology

School of Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematical Institute (MI)
North Haugh
University of St Andrews
St Andrews KY16 9SS
323 MI
majc AT
01334 463799
01334 463748

Research Interests:

picture of Mark Chaplain

Mathematical Biology
Multiscale Modelling of Cancer
Theoretical Ecology


List of publications

Current Post-docs:

Cicely Macnamara

Current PhD Students:

Fiona Macfarlane
Linnea Franssen

Former Post-docs:

Professor Helen Byrne
Dr. Fordyce Davidson
Dr. Sandy Anderson
Dr. Danny Feltham
Dr. Alex Belov
Dr. Jose Valenciano
Dr. Bakhtier Vasiev
Dr. Heiko Enderling
Dr. Hitesh Mistry
Dr. Ingeborg van Leeuwen
Dr. Marine Aubert
Dr. Yangfan Wang
Dr. Dumitru Trucu
Dr. Vivi Andasari
Dr. Gibin Powathil
Dr. Alan Terry

Former Wellcome Trust Mathematical Biology Research Fellows:

Dr. Pieta Schofield
Dr. Ruth Diez del Coral

Former PhD Students:

Dr. Michelle Orme
Dr. Gordon Henderson
Dr. Alan Pitcairn
Dr. Pieta Schofield
Dr. Georgios Lolas
Dr. Angelique Stephanou
Dr. Tasos Matzavinos
Dr. Rui Xu
Dr. Ian Pearce
Dr. Heiko Enderling
Dr. Kirsty Gordon
Dr. Katharine Preedy
Dr. Ignacio Ramis Conde
Mr. James Arnold
Dr. Lydia Hill
Dr. Vivi Andasari
Dr. Mohannad Al-Tameemi
Dr. Daniela Schlueter
Dr. Marc Sturrock
Dr. Andrew Burgess
Dr. Ananthi Anandanadesan
Dr. John Kelly
Dr. Lu Peng
Niall Deakin
Iona Tough
Elaine Mitchell

PhD Students Summary Data:

Mathematics Genealogy Project

Former MPhil Students:

Sahar Al-Dakheel
Rebecca Cornwell


Awarded a London Mathematical Society Whitehead Prize, June 2000.

Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Edinburgh, March 2003

Awarded a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant (ERC AIG), December 2009:
"From Mutations to Metastases: Multiscale Mathematical Modelling of Cancer Growth and Spread"

Winner of the 2014 Lee Segel Prize of The Society for Mathematical Biology.
Best paper appearing in The Bulletin of Mathematical Biology in the two year period 2012-2013.
A hybrid discrete-continuum mathematical model of pattern prediction, Bull. Math. Biol. (2012) 74:2272-2314
Citation for 2014 Best Paper
Jointly with S. McDougall, M. Watson, A. Devlin, C. Mitchell

Editorial Work:

co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Theoretical Biology
Mathematics Subject Editor, Royal Society Open Science

Research Data:

Science Citation Index:
A current snapshot of citation data from my research publications can be found here.
The data has been obtained from the Web of Science at the ISI Web of Knowledge.
My current h-index is 44
My ResearcherID:
Current information concerning my publications can be found from My ResearcherID.
Erdos Number:
My Erdos Number is 4

Mathematical Miscellany:

History of Mathematics Site:
Mathematical Rogues' Gallery

COMSOL Code for Angiogenesis Models:

COMSOL Code for 2D Angiogenesis Models (Dissertation Project, Chiara Villa)