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Summer Research Programmes


2024 CMP Lunchtime Seminar Series

CMP hosts are invited to give short presentations about their proposed projects at the CMP Lunchtime Seminar Series. The seminar will include a buffet lunch and be followed by tea and coffee in the Central Core where interested students will have the opportunity to talk informally with the hosts to find out more about their projects.

The CMP Lunchtime Seminars will take place in Meeting Room 3 from 1:30pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in February 2024.  The schedule for each week will be posted below as speakers are confirmed. 

Where permission is granted by the speakers, the presentations will be recorded and the linked below, but we recommend attending in person if you are able.  To view the recordings, you will need to log in to Moodle/Panopto or Google with your CRSID and password.


Upcoming Seminars

Tuesday 20 February 2024, 1:30-3:00pm, MR3

Marie Lisandra Zepeda Mendoza, Novo Nordisk, Digital Science and Innovation, Machine Intelligence
Providing genomic and molecular network context for in-silico predicted drug-target candidates to aid hypothesizing their mode of action

Lewis Marsh, Novo Nordisk, Digital Science and Innovation, Human Genetics CoE
Diffusion Models for Context-Aware Splice Site Prediction

Yesmine Bahloul, Aspect Capital
Pricing and hedging short term interest rate options

Andrew D. Friend, Department of Geography
Modelling tree growth responses to climate change

Rachel Thomas and Marianne Freiberger, Plus Magazine
Communicating mathematics – developing comprehensive and targeted coverage on Plus (


Wednesday 21 February 2024

*No seminar*


Past Seminars

Tuesday 30 January 2024, 1:30-3:00pm, MR3 

This first seminar in the series featured a panel discussion with some students who worked on CMP projects in 2023 as well as a short presentation from Dr Sonali Shukla (Careers Consultant) from the Careers Service with advice on making your applications. 

Dr Sonali Shukla, Careers Consultant, Cambridge University Careers Service
Getting an Internship: a look at CVs and Cover Letters

Click here to view the recording of Dr Shukla's presentation on Moodle/Panopto (Login required).  It was not possible to record the panel discussion.

The student panel: 

Johann Williams, Anglo Scientific
Sai Bot AI Artist: Techniques in Deep Reinforcement Learning for a Robotic Hand

Zhimei Liu, Anglo Scientific
Sai Bot AI Artist: reproduction of a particular art form

Yaël Dillies, Department of Computer Science and Technology
Formalisation of material in number theory/additive combinatorics using Isabelle/HOL, aka Arithmetic Progressions - Almost Periodicity


Wednesday 31 January 2024, 1:30-3:00pm, MR3 

Click here to view the recording of this seminar on Moodle/Panopto (Login required)

Rashmi Tank and Timothy Brooks, Barclays
Risk management in FX electronic trading

Euan Smithers, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU)
How do plant cells develop, grow and communicate?

Elise Laruelle, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU)
Parameter inference from time-lapse images


Tuesday 6 February 2024, 1:30-3:00pm, MR3 

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Florian Jaeckle, Lyzeum Ltd / Department of Pathology
Developing an explainable segmentation tool for duodenal biopsy diagnosis from whole slide images, to maximise likelihood of clinical adoption

Tamsin A. Spelman, Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University (SLCU)
Microtubule organisation in plant cells

Daniil Soloviev, Department of Chemistry
Model comparison and robust estimators for equilibria in supramolecular chemistry


Tuesday 13 February 2024, 1:30-3:00pm, MR3

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William Clements, ORCA Computing
Solving graph problems with a photonic quantum processor

Anita Karsa, Cambridge Advanced Imaging Centre, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience
Embryo segmentation in microscopy images using AI

Dorothée Arzounian, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Shaping electrical stimulation in hearing implants


Wednesday 14 February 2024, 1:30-2:30pm, Zoom

Click here to view the Zoom recording of this seminar (you will need to log in to Google with your CRSID and password)

Richard Boyle, Apex Horticulture
Evaluating the impact of alternative freight methods on the transportation of cut roses from the Equator to Europe

Nicola De Maio, Goldman Group at EMBL-EBI
Pandemic-scale genomic epidemiology

Lidea Shahidi, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Statistical Properties of Speech: Guiding the Generation of Synthetic Speech Corpora