Department of Mathematics

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Prof Anotida Madzvamuse

Post:Professor of Mathematical&Computational Biology'RSW Research Merit Award Holder (Mathematics)
Other posts:Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder (Mathematics)
 Professor of Mathematical&Computationalbiology (Mathematics Applied to Biology Research Group)
 Prof of Math & Comp Biol (Data Intensive Science Centre at the University of Sussex)
Location:PEVENSEY 3 5C15
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Telephone numbers
UK:01273 873529
International:+44 1273 873529

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Career Progression

  • Professor of Mathematical and Computational Biology, University of Sussex (1 July 2016 - present)
  • Reader in Mathematics, University of Sussex (March 2013 - 30 June 2016) 
  • Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex (2011 - 2013) 
  • Lecturer, University of Sussex, UK (2006 - 2011) 
  • Assistant Professor, Auburn University, AL, USA (2003 - 2006)
  • Post-doctoral research fellow, University of Oxford, UK (2000 - 2003)
  • DPhil, University of Oxford, UK (1997 - 2000)
  • MSc, University of Oxford, UK (1996 - 1997)
  • Assistant Lecturer, National University of Science and Technology, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (1996)
  • Actuarial Trainee, First Mutual Assurance Company, Harare, Zimbabwe (1995 - 1996) 
  • BSc Hons, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe (1994)
  • BSc Mathematics and Education, Zimbabwe/Cuba (1991)


  • Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder, 01 October 2016 - 30 September 2021.
  • Theodore von Kaman Fellowship, RWTH Aachen University, Germany, 01 September 2013.


Department of Mathematics and the School of Mathematics and Physical Sciences:

  • Former Mathematics Chair Representative on the School Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Former Chair of the Mathematics Teaching and Learning Committee
  • Former Convenor of BSc and MMATHS programmes
  • Academic Advisor
  • Junior Research Associate Advisor
  • Environment and Health Advisory Group Board Member

Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (University of Nairobi, Kenya)

  • The London Mathematical Society awarded Madzvamuse a two year Mentoring African Research in Mathematics in partnership with the University of Nairobi, Kenya from 2011-2012. 

The Masamu Programme (Sub-Saharan Africa)

  • Madzvamuse is one of the founding members of The Masamu Programme, a tri-collaborative effort between Auburn University, the Southen Africa Mathematical Sciences Association (SAMSA) and the University of Sussex. The programme consists of annual Advanced Study Institute in Mathematical Series. This series will consist of two advanced study institutes over a period of two years for UK, US and African advanced graduate students and early career/junior faculty (no more than five years at the level of lecturer/assistant professor), with the goal of building and strengthening the human infrastructure in the mathematical sciences higher education and research training in UK, US and Southern Africa. The first annual Masamu programme to take place in Livingstone, Zambia (December 1 - 14, 2011) is supported financially by the British Council through its UK-US New Partnership Fund as part of the Strategic Alliances and Partnerships strand of the Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Education 2 (PMI2) and the National Science Foundation.

Coupling Geometric PDEs with Physics for Cell Morphology, Motility and Pattern Formation (held at the Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, July 13 - December 18, 2015)

  • Principal organiser (together with Professor Rudolf Leube, RWTH University of Aachen, Germany; Professor Rudolf Merkel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany; Professor Hans Othmer, University of Minessota, USA) of the 6-months research programme on Coupling geometric PDEs with physics for cell morphology, motility and pattern formation ( which was held during the periond July 13 - December 18, 2015 in Cambridge.

Community and Business

Community Links:

  • Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals
  • Mentoring African Research in Mathematics (MARM), University of Nairobi, Kenya (funded by the London Mathematical Society)
  • The Masamu Programme in Sub-Saharan Africa (funded by the British Council and National Science Foundation)
  • Brighton Science Festival (

Business links (Software and algorithm development for cell tracking):