Sebastian Gilbert (he/him)

Ph.D. student


Sebastian graduated from the University of Manchester with a BSc in Mathematics. During his undergraduate he carried out a summer research experience placement funded by the Medical Research Council into the placental structure and function in fetal growth restriction through image-based modelling. His final year dissertation continued this work and was titled “The Mathematical Modelling of Placental Blood Flow”.

Following this, he studied at the University of Birmingham for his MSc in Applied Mathematics. Here his Master's thesis included a collaboration applying image analysis techniques to monitor the adhesion of white blood cells in atherosclerosis. 

Sebastian is now a student at the EPRSC CDT in Topological Design, sat in the School of Mathematics with his main supervisor Fabian Spill and supporting supervisor Iain Styles from the School of Computer Science.

Sebastian is always open to collaborations so please feel free to contact him or if you would like to talk about his work.

Research Themes

Research Projects

He is part of several projects investigating the applications of topology in image processing and analysis including classification of microvasculature efficiency, response of mitochondrial networks to ischemia, inferring chemotherapy effectiveness from cell shape and an industrial placement with AstraZeneca.

Other activities

Sebastian is active in carrying out Public Engagement events, sitting on various committees and supporting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. If you are interested in his work then please contact him.

Committee memberships