Control Group

Cambridge University Department of Engineering

Andreas Petrides Andreas Petrides

Position: PhD Student

E-mail: ap650 [@]

Office: BN4-81

Thesis Title: Stochastic tools for the analysis and design of biochemical networks

Supervisor: Dr Glenn Vinnicombe


Andreas received his BA(Hons) and MEng degrees in 2014 from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College) in Electrical and Information Sciences (Engineering Tripos). As an undergraduate he received the G-Research and The Technology Partnership (TTP) Awards, as well as a Gold medal (2nd place in Europe) and the 'Best Experimental Measurement Approach Award', representing the university at the International Genetically Engineered Machines Competition (iGEM). He is currently a Ph.D. candidate, creating stochastic tools on graphs for the analysis and design of biochemical networks.

Research Interests

Markov chains and models, Graph theoretical approaches to probability, Linear Algebra, Non-linear control, Biological Networks


Petrides A and Vinnicombe G. Enzyme Sequestration by the Substrate and the consequent drive towards Bistablity/Bimodality: An Analysis in the Deterministic and Stochastic Domains- PLOS Computational Biology (Under review)

Petrides A. and Vinnicombe G. Understanding the genetic toggle switch phenomena using a discrete 'nullcline' construct inspired by the Markov chain tree theorem. Proceedings of the 56th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control (CDC), Melbourne, Australia, December 2017 (To appear)

Petrides A., Purnell A.J. and Vinnicombe G. A new algorithmic methodology for assessing, and potentially predicting, racing cyclists’ fitness from large training data sets: Proceedings of the fifth international conference on Mathematics in Sport, June 29 - July 1, 2015, Loughborough University, United Kingdom. pages 149-156 DOI:10.13140/RG.2.1.2449.5201

Poster Presentations

Petrides A. and Vinnicombe G. Investigating the enzyme sequestration's effects on multisite protein phosphorylation in the deterministic and the stochastic domains, September 16 - September 20 2016, 17th International Conference of Systems Biology