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Katherine Meadows

About me

I graduated from the University of Warwick in 2008 with a MMath degree in Mathematics with first class honours. During my undergraduate degree I took a lot of applied modules such as Pattern Formation, Topics in Mathematical Biology and Introduction to Theoretical Neuroscience, and while I enjoyed studying the mathematics of a wide range of biological systems, I was keen to learn more about the science behind them to gain a broader perspective which lead me to become a MOAC student.

PhD (2009-present)

I am a PhD student in the Electrochemistry and Interfaces group in the Chemistry department. My PhD has been focused on using new electrochemical techniques to gain a greater understanding of a range of biophysical systems. More information about my work can be found here.


Trace voltammetric detection of serotonin at carbon electrodes: comparison of glassy carbon, boron doped diamond and carbon nanotube network electrodes
A. G. Güell, K. E. Meadows, P. R. Unwin and J. V. Macpherson, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2010, 12, 10108-10114.

Electrochemical Mapping Reveals Direct Correlation between Heterogeneous Electron-Transfer Kinetics and Local Density of States in Diamond Electrodes
H. V. Patten, K. E. Meadows, L. A. Hutton, J. G. Iacobini, D. Battistel, K.McKelvey, A. W. Colburn, M. E. Newton, J. V. Macpherson and P. R. Unwin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51 (28), 7002-7006.

MSc year (2008-9)

As part of my MOAC MSc I undertook three eight-week miniprojects:

Miniproject 1: Integration of peripheral signals indicating energy status in the arcuate nucleus of the hypothalamus – Supervisor Prof. David Spanswick

Miniproject 2: Two-Variable Stochastic Models of Neuronal Integration – Supervisor Dr. Magnus Richardson

Miniproject 3: Electrochemical Detection of Serotonin Using Carbon Electrodes – Supervisors Prof. Pat Unwin and Prof. Julie Macpherson

Other Interests

I am a keen musician and play with a number of the University's music ensembles, which you can read about here