Hi! I’m Oliver Crook a graduate student on the Wellcome Trust Mathematical Genomics and Medicine PhD at Darwin College, Cambridge.

I am supervised by Laurent Gatto, Paul DW Kirk and Kathryn Lilley working on Bayesian applications to spatial Proteomics, inferring proteins with multiple locations using mass spectroscopy, computationally efficient Bayesian inference and data integration.

My 2nd Wellcome Trust rotation project involved  working with Gordon Smith, head of Obstetrics & Gynaecology at the medical school in Cambridge, and Paul Kirk at the MRC biostatistics Unit.

My 1st Wellcome Trust rotation project  was in the Computational Proteomics Unit:



PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge, 2016-2020

Master’s of Mathematics, 1st Class, University of Warwick 2012-2016

Thesis: Calculating The Levy Area of Deterministic Dynamics (with Ian Melbourne) Thesis


I extended the SUGS algorithm of Wang and Dunson 2011 to allow for fast clustering and variable selection in Dirichlet process mixture models. Preprint to be made available soon.

Analysis of complex data sets arising in the biological and medical sciences.

Bayesian Methods for protein subcellular localisation.

Bayesian Methods for identifying biomarkers for preeclampsia and small for gestational age pregnancies.

Professional Institutions

I am an associate member of the Institute of Mathematics and its applications (AMIMA).

I am a student member of the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM).