Dr Rosemary Dyson

Dr Rosemary Dyson

School of Mathematics
Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics

Contact details

Address
School of Mathematics
Watson Building
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

Rosemary Dyson is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and Director for New Staff. She applies the principles of mathematical modelling to mechanical problems in biological and industrial contexts, generating novel insights into the systems involved, as well as new mathematical techniques. As such her work is inherently highly collaborative, involving frequent interactions with experimentalists.

She coordinates the Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group series, week-long events where assembled mathematicians work on problems brought by plant scientist. Rosemary is always interested to discuss the potential for cross-disciplinary collaboration whether in the context of the study group or her own research.

Qualifications

  • MMath (Mathematics, Oxford 2003)
  • DPhil (Mathematics, Oxford 2007)

Teaching

  • Single Honours Mathematics (G100, G103, G141)
  • Mathematics Majors: Mathematics with Business Management (G1N2);  Mathematics with Engineering (J920); Mathematics with Philosphy (G1V5)
  • Joint Honours Mathematics: Mathematics & Computer Science (GG14); Pure Mathematics & Computer Science (GGC4); Mathematics & Sport Science (GC17); Mathematics & Music (GW13); Mathematics & Philosophy (GV15)
  • Theoretical Physics and Applied Mathematics (FG31)
  • Mathematics Minors: French Studies and Mathematics (GR11); German Studies and Mathematics (GR12); Natural Sciences (CFG0, FCG0)

Research

Rosemary Dyson is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Mathematics. She applies the principles of mathematical modelling to mechanical problems in biological and industrial contexts, generating novel insights into the systems involved, as well as new mathematical techniques. As such her work is inherently highly collaborative, involving frequent interactions with experimentalists.

RESEARCH THEMES

Mathematical modelling particularly applied to synthetic biology, plant science, tissue engineering & industrial coating. Biomechanics, thin liquid films and fibre-reinforced fluids.

 RESEARCH ACTIVITY

  • Multiscale models of plant root growth
  • Cell – extracellular matrix interactions
  • Modelling hand-held optical testing devices
  • Models for pollen tube growth
  • Mechanical anisotropy
  • Fluid flows within tissue engineering constructs
  • Modelling curtain coating for the paper industry

Other activities

  • Co-ordinator of the Mathematics in the Plant Sciences Study Group series
  • Affiliate member of the Centre for Plant Integrative Biology

Publications

Recent publications

Article

Ziegler, C, Dyson, R & Johnston, I 2019, 'Model selection and parameter estimation for root architecture models using likelihood-free inference', Journal of The Royal Society Interface, vol. 16, no. 156, 20190293. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2019.0293

Tyrrell, J, Smith, D & Dyson, R 2019, 'Regularized Stokeslet rings -- an efficient method for axisymmetric Stokes flow, with application to the growing pollen tube', Physical Review Fluids.

Cupples, G, Dyson, RJ & Smith, DJ 2018, 'On viscous propulsion in active transversely isotropic media', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 855, pp. 408-420. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2018.647

Holloway, C, Cupples, G, Smith, D, Green, JEF, Clarke, RJ & Dyson, R 2018, 'Influences of transversely-isotropic rheology and translational diffusion on the stability of active suspensions', Royal Society Open Science, vol. 5, no. 8, 180456. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.180456

Dyson, R, Smith, D & Holloway, C 2018, 'Linear Rayleigh-Benard stability of a transversely-isotropic fluid', European Journal of Applied Mathematics. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0956792518000359

Dietrich, D & Dyson, R 2017, 'Root hydrotropism is controlled via a cortex-specific growth mechanism', Nature Plants, vol. 3, 17057. https://doi.org/10.1038/nplants.2017.57

Cupples, G, Dyson, R & Smith, D 2017, 'Viscous propulsion in active transversely isotropic media', Journal of Fluid Mechanics, vol. 812, pp. 501-524. https://doi.org/10.1017/jfm.2016.821

Collis, H, Ridyard, C, Grove, M, Dyson, R & Good, C 2015, 'Examining Peer Assessment Methods Amongst Undergraduates: A Student Review', Education in Practice, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 18-23.

Holloway, C, Dyson, R & Smith, D 2015, 'Linear Taylor-Couette stability of a transversely isotropic fluid', Royal Society of London. Proceedings A. Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, vol. 471, no. 2178, pp. 20150141-20150141. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspa.2015.0141

Ternent, L, Dyson, RJ, Krachler, A & Jabbari, S 2015, 'Bacterial fitness shapes the population dynamics of antibiotic-resistant and -susceptible bacteria in a model of combined antibiotic and anti-virulence treatment', Journal of Theoretical Biology, vol. 372, pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2015.02.011

Dyson, R, Green, JEF, Whiteley, JP & Byrne, HM 2015, 'An investigation of the influence of extracellular matrix anisotropy and cell-matrix interactions on tissue architecture', Journal of Mathematical Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00285-015-0927-7

Clegg, RJ, Dyson, RJ & Kreft, J 2014, 'Repair rather than segregation of damage is the optimal unicellular aging strategy', BMC Biology, vol. 12, no. 1, 52. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-014-0052-x

Dyson, RJ, Vizcay-barrena, G, Band, LR, Fernandes, AN, French, AP, Fozard, JA, Hodgman, TC, Kenobi, K, Pridmore, TP, Stout, M, Wells, DM, Wilson, MH, Bennett, MJ & Jensen, OE 2014, 'Mechanical modelling quantifies the functional importance of outer tissue layers during root elongation and bending', New Phytologist, vol. 202, no. 4, pp. 1212–1222. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.12764

Editorial

Dyson, RJ & Green, JEF 2018, 'Editorial: Mechanics in biology', ANZIAM Journal, vol. 59, no. 4, pp. 413-415. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1446181118000135

Review article

Smithers, E, Luo, J & Dyson, R 2019, 'Mathematical principles and models of plant growth mechanics: from cell wall dynamics to tissue morphogenesis', Journal of Experimental Botany, vol. 70, no. 14, pp. 3587–3600. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erz253

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