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Francesca Basini

Ciao !
I'm a 2nd Year PhD student at Mathematics for Real-World Systems Centre for Doctoral Training (MathSys II).
I am working under the supervision of Prof. David RandLink opens in a new window (Warwick), Dr. James BriscoeLink opens in a new window (Crick Institute) in collaboration with Dr. Meritxell SáezLink opens in a new window (IQSLink opens in a new window) and The Francis Crick InstituteLink opens in a new window.

I am interested in the development of mathematical and statistical methods for modelling stem cell differentiation based on information coming from the Gene Regulatory Network and intracellular communication.

Conferences and Talks

  • ICMS workshop - Connections between interacting particle dynamics and data science | Sabhal Mor Ostaig, Isle of Skye, UK (22-27 May 2022) - poster: "Improving the LNA" (see below)

  • Speaker at Women in Mathematical Sciences eventLink opens in a new window | University of Warwick (12 May 2022)
  • SPAAM Seminar | University of Warwick (3 February 2021) | (hybrid)
    Talk: "Improving the Linear Noise Approximation method with applications in developmental biology"
  • CompSysBio21 | Aussois FR, 14-19 November 2021 | (in-person)
    Poster: "Landscape modelling approaches in developmental biology"
  • Working group on Model-Based Clustering | Vienna AU, 15-19 July 2019 | (in-person)
    Poster: "A stochastic block model for football network data"


A.Y. 21/22
Term 1

- Intro to Computing for MathSys Msc cohort.
- ST208 - Mathematical MethodsLink opens in a new window (Tutorials)
- ST218- Mathematical StatisticsLink opens in a new window Part A (Tutorials)

Term 2
- ST219 - Mathematical StatisticsLink opens in a new window Part B (Tutorials).
- ST115 - Introduction to ProbabilityLink opens in a new window (Tutorials).
- ST104 - Statistical Laboratory ILink opens in a new window (Tutorials & Marking).

A.Y. 20/21
Term 1

- 1st Year Maths Supervisor (Term 1&2).

Term 2
- ST219 - Mathematical StatisticsLink opens in a new window Part B (Tutorials).
- ST104 - Statistical Laboratory ILink opens in a new window (Marking).


MSc in Mathematics for Real-World Systems | University of Warwick (2019-20) - with Distinction

    • Individual Summer Project: "New model approaches to developmental biology in mouse embryos"
      supervised by Prof. David Rand (Warwick) and Dr. Meritxell Sáez (Warwick - Crick).

MSc in Statistical Sciences | University of Bologna, IT (2017 - 2019) - 110/110 cum Laude

    • Master Thesis: "A stochastic block-model for football network data"
      supervised by Prof. Nial Friel (UCD) and Prof. Cinzia Viroli (University of Bologna)
    • Thesis abroad at University College Dublin, IR (2019)
    • Member of Collegio Superiore, School of Advanced Studies of University of Bologna (2017-2019)

BSc in Statistics | University of Bologna, IT (2014-2017) - 110/110 cum Laude - double degree
BSc with Honours in Statistics | University of Glasgow, UK (2017) - First Class Honours

    • Bachelor Thesis: "Protein fluorescence: modelling and regression"
      supervised by Prof. Vladislav Vyshemyrsky (University of Glasgow) and Angela Montanari (University of Bologna).


Work Experience

  • Biostatistician summer intern at IRST, Meldola, IT - (Jul-Sep 2018)
    Collaborated as a research assistant at the biostatistics division of the Cancer Research Institute (IRST) developing a research study on the efficacy of a new treatment in basket phase III clinical trials.
  • Course Degree Tutor at University of Bologna, IT - (2017/18)
    Tutoring activity (340 hours) for the Bachelor’s Degree in Statistical Sciences
  • Statistics Consultant at Cattaneo Research Institute, Bologna, IT - (Feb - Apr 2018)
    Collaboration for the Italian national elections and local elections: data collection, analysis and prediction.
  • Academic tutor at University of Bologna IT - (Apr - May 2018)
    Tutor for the orientation plan “Degrees in Science” (statistics area).


  • Award for Best Performer in the Master’s of Statistical Sciences, University of Bologna. (July 2019 )
  • Award from Collegio Superiore Alumni Association for Research. (May 2019)
  • Scholarship for Thesis abroad, University of Bologna. (a.y 2018/19)
  • Scholarship for Excellent Students, University of Bologna. (a.y 2015/16, a.y 2016/17, a.y 2017/18)

Email: Francesca dot Basini at warwick dot ac dot uk

Office: D2.17 Zeeman Building