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Christopher Smith

Welcome to my ePortfolio page, where you can learn about my current areas of research at the University of Warwick, my previous academic highlights, and snippets of hobbies outside education entirely.

I have recently begun working towards a PhD with the McAinsh laboratory within the Centre of Mechanochemical Cell Biology (CMCB) at the University of Warwick, funding provided by the EPSRC.
I will be furthering my biological knowledge of mitosis by studying structure and function of kinetochores experimentally, both in vitro and in vivo, then applying my mathematical, statistical and computational abilities to produce accurate approximations to parameters within carefully-constructed models of the mitotic spindle throughout metaphase. Please see my PhD in CMCB page for further information.

2007–11 MMathPhys Mathematics and Physics University of Warwick 2:1
2011–12 MSc Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry MOAC, University of Warwick Distinction
2012– PhD Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry MCB, University of Warwick  

Having achieved an upper second class with honours for an MMathPhys in Mathematics and Physics, I earned a funded place to remain at the University of Warwick, studying an MSc in Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry (MBBC) in the Molecular Organisation and Assembly in Cells (MOAC) DTC. I completed this course with Distinction, and graduated for a second time in January 2013.
The MSc course consisted of 6 months of taught modules, for which I averaged 74%, then three 8-week projects assessed by various modes of presentation. My final assessments included:

  • a thesis,
  • a poster,
  • a journal manuscript, and
  • technical and non-technical presentations.

I earned 72%, 81% and 71% in my first, second and third mini-projects, respectively.


Christopher Smith
Top Floor, Senate House
University of Warwick
Gibbet Hill Road

c dot a dot smith dot 2 at warwick dot ac dot uk