Richards Group

Recent publications


  • Cockerell A, Wright L, Dattani A, Guo G, Smith A, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Richards DM: Biophysical models of early mammalian embryogenesis. Stem Cell Rep 18:26 (Stem Cell Reports)
  • Smith AR, Richards DM, Lunnon K, Schapira AHV, Migdalska-Richards A: DNA Methylation of α-Synuclein Intron 1 Is Significantly Decreased in the Frontal Cortex of Parkinson's Individuals with GBA1 Mutations. Int J Mol Sci 24:2687 (International Journal of Molecular Sciences)
  • Carmichael RE, Richards DM, Fahimi HD, Schrader M: Organelle Membrane Extensions in Mammalian Cells. Biology (Basel) 12(5):664 (PubMed)
  • Hembrow J, Deeks MJ, Richards DM: Automatic extraction of actin networks in plants. PLoS Comput Biol 19(8):e1011407 (PLoS Computational Biology)
  • Giuraniuc CV, Parkin C, Almeida MC, Fricker M, Shadmani P, Nye S, Wehmeier S, Chawla S, Bedekovic T, Lehtovirta-Morley L, Richards DM, Gow NA, Brand AC: Dynamic calcium-mediated stress response and recovery signatures in the fungal pathogen, Candida albicans. Accepted in mBio (Preprint on bioRxiv)


  • Richards DM: Receptor models of phagocytosis: the effect of target shape. Adv Exp Med Biol 1246:55-70 (PubMed)
  • Richards DM, Walker JJ, Tabak J: Ion channel noise shapes the electrical activity of endocrine cells. PLoS Comput Biol 16(4):e1007769 (PubMed)
  • Passmore JB, Carmichael RE, Schrader TA, Godinho LF, Ferdinandusse S, Lismont C, Wang Y, Hacker C, Islinger M, Fransen M, Richards DM, Freisinger P, Schrader M: Mitochondrial fission factor (MFF) is a critical regulator of peroxisome maturation. Biochim Biophys Acta Mol Cell Res (PubMed)


  • Castro IG, Richards DM, Metz J, Costello JL, Passmore JB, Schrader TA, Gouveia A, Ribeiro D, Schrader M: A role for MIRO1 in motility and membrane dynamics of peroxisomes. Traffic 19:229-42 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Endres RG: How cells engulf: a review of theoretical approaches to phagocytosis. Rep Prog Phys 80:126601 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Endres RG: Target shape dependence in a simple model of receptor-mediated endocytosis and phagocytosis. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 113(22):6113-8 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Saunders TE: Spatiotemporal analysis of different mechanisms for interpreting morphogen gradients. Biophys J 108:2061-73 (PubMed)
  • Micali G, Aquino G, Richards DM, Endres RG (2015) Accurate encoding and decoding by single cells: amplitude versus frequency modulation. PLOS Comput Biol 11(6):e1004222 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Endres RG: The mechanism of phagocytosis: two stages of engulfment. Biophys J 107:1542-53 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Berry S, Howard M: Illustrations of mathematical modelling in biology: epigenetics, meiosis, and an outlook. Cold Spring Harb Sym 77:175-81 (PubMed)


  • Richards DM, Greer E, Martin AC, Moore G, Shaw PJ, Howard M: Quantitative dynamics of telomere bouquet formation. PLOS Comput Biol 8(12):e1002812 (PubMed)
  • Richards DM, Hempel AM, Flärdh K, Buttner MJ, Howard M: Mechanistic basis of branch-site selection in filamentous bacteria. PLOS Comput Biol 8(3):e1002423 (PubMed)
  • Hempel AM, Cantlay S, Molle V, Wang SB, Naldrett MJ, Parker JL, Richards DM, Jung YG, Buttner MJ, Flärdh K: The Ser/Thr protein kinase AfsK regulates polar growth and hyphal branching in the filamentous bacteria Streptomyces. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 109(35):E2371-9 (PubMed)
  • Flärdh K, Richards DM, Hempel AM, Howard M, Buttner MJ: Regulation of apical growth and hyphal branching in Streptomyces. Curr Opin Microbiol 15(6):737-43 (PubMed)