is a postdoctoral scientist in the Computational & Systems Biology group at the John Innes Centre, Norwich. She is interested in the use of simulation-based modelling techniques to understand complex systems. Her particular focus is on developing modelling methods that link processes across different spatial and temporal scales.
Melissa obtained her BSc from Bangor University Wales, in Oceanography and computing. She then joined the Institute of Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton, with her PhD thesis – involving simulating marine phytoplankton ecosystems – being based at the National Oceanography Centre. After her PhD, she joined the John Innes Centre, where she developed a complex, multi-scale modelling approach to investigate the dynamics of insect-spread pathogens, using data from crop fields in the US and Poland. She now uses the skills and tools she obtained by developing these diverse models to understand how plants send and receive signals in response to environmental changes.
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