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School of Mathematical Sciences

Miss Elisa Scanu


Postgraduate Research Student

Room Number: Mathematical Sciences Building, Room: MB-402


Before joining Queen Mary University, Elisa studied in “La Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy, where she graduated (both BSc and MSc) in Applied Mathematics with the highest marks, and she spent a semester in Queen Mary University as an Erasmus+ student. She is also working in the Biology Department of “Tuscia” University of Viterbo, Italy, as a contract teacher for a first-year module in Mathematics.

Elisa’s PhD project is to use stochastic models based on simple mechanistic assumptions to explain observed ecDNA patterns in human cells, including healthy tissues and tumours. The project will be done in cooperation with Barts Cancer Institute at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London.