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Dr Erik Clark

Dr Erik Clark

Research Associate

Room 2.05 David Attenborough Building
Office Phone: 01223 (7)69012


I studied Biological Sciences at the University of Oxford and I also have a M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and Theoretical Systems Biology from Imperial College London.

Research Interests

I am interested in how regulatory interactions between genes lead to the patterning of embryos during development, and in how developmental patterning systems change over the course of evolutionary time. During my PhD I have focused on developing a systems level understanding of the "pair-rule" system that establishes segmental organisation in the fruit fly, Drosophila, using a combination of dynamical systems modelling and developmental genetics.

Key Publications

Clark E and Akam M (2016). Odd-paired controls frequency doubling in Drosophila segmentation by altering the pair-rule gene regulatory network. bioRxiv 052241; doi: