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Dr David Tree
Vice Dean Education / Reader (Education) in Biosciences

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  • BSc, Genetics, The University of York, UK, 1996
  • Ph.D, The University of Cambridge, UK, 1999
  • PG-Cert Higher Education, Brunel, 2008
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2016
  • Senior Fellow of Advance HE, 2019


Vice Dean (Education), College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences 2023-presemt

Director of the CHMLS Education Hub 2022-2023

Director of Teaching and Learning (Life Sciences) 2017-2022

Reader 2020-Present

Programme Lead for Life Sciences BSc 2017-2023

Senior Lecturer 2017-2020 

Senior Tutor for Biosciences 2015-2017

Level 2 Co-Ordinator Biomedical Sciences BSc, 2007-2017

Appeals and Disciplinary Officer for Biosciences 2007-2015

Lecturer 2005-2017 

Newest selected publications

Tree, D. (2013) 'Wnt Signalling', in Harvey, A. (ed.) Cancer Cell Signalling. John Wiley & Sons. pp. 67 - 82. ISBN 10: 1118527755.

Book chapter

Gao, Q., Gilbert, D., Heiner, M., Liu, F., MacCagnola, D. and Tree, D. (2013) 'Multiscale modeling and analysis of planar cell polarity in the drosophila wing'. IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, 10 (2). pp. 337 - 351. ISSN: 1545-5963

Journal article

Gao, Q., Liu, F., Gilbert, D., Heiner, M. and Tree, D. (2011) 'A multiscale approach to modelling planar cell polarity in Drosophila wing using hierarchically coloured petri nets'.9th International Conference on Computational Methods in Systems Biology (CMSB 2011). Paris, France. 21 - 23 September. ACM. pp. 209 - 218.

Conference paper

Gao, Q., Liu, F., Tree, D. and Gilbert, D. (2011) 'Multi-cell modelling using coloured petri nets applied to planar cell polarity'.2nd International Workshop on Biological Processes & Petri Nets (BioPPN 2011). Newcastle, UK. 20 CEUR Workshop Proceedings ( pp. 135 - 150. ISSN: 1613-0073

Conference paper

Bridger, JM., Eskiw, CH., Makarov, EM., Tree, D. and Kill, IR. (2011) 'Progeria Research Day at Brunel University'. Nucleus, 2 (6). pp. 1 - 6. ISSN: 1949-1034

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