Dr Lydia Rickett

Postdoctoral Scientist
Silke Robatzek Group

I completed my undergraduate Masters degree in mathematics at the University of East Anglia, where I remained to complete my PhD in mathematical biology and fluid dynamics, studying the processes of digestion in a model human stomach.

I then moved to the Morris group in the department of Computational and Systems Biology at the John Innes Centre as a postdoctoral researcher, where I worked to improve the processes of fitting and comparing bacterial growth curves using Bayesian analysis, involving the production of a dedicated R package.

I joined the Robatzek group in July 2014 with the interests of statistically analysing datasets of stomatal responses depending on genotype and treatment.


Rickett LM, Pullen N, Hartley M, Zipfel C, Kamoun S, Baranyi J, Morris RJ (2015)

Incorporating prior knowledge improves detection of differences in bacterial growth rate. BMC Systems Biology, 9:60 doi:10.1186/s12918-015-0204-9

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Rickett LM, Penfold R, Blyth MG, Purvis R, Cooker MJ (2015)

Incipient mixing by Marangoni effects in slow viscous flow of two immiscible fluid layers. IMA Journal of Applied Mathematics, 1–37.

Rickett LM, Blyth MG (2014)

Flow in a slowly tapering channel with oscillating walls. Acta Mechanica 226: 1167. doi:10.1007/s00707-014-1236-8