Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova

Short CV

Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova is Professor of Mathematics for Healthcare in the Living Systems Institute and the Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter (UoE), UK. She received her MSc (Mathematics) from the University of Plovdiv, Bulgaria and PhD (Applied Mathematica) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. Her research and professional activities aim to inform novel applications of mathematics to enable the development of quantitative methods for healthcare and healthcare technologies. In her research, she develops and analyses mathematical models for applications to personalised prediction and clinical decision support in prevention, diagnosis or treatment of health-related conditions. She also serves as Associate Dean for International and Development in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences at UoE (2018-2024).

Selected Awards

  • 2021-2025, Director of the EPSRC Hub for Quantitative Modelling in Healthcare
  • 2021, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Strategic Advisory Network member
  • 2020, Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • 2019, Guest Professor in the School of Mathematics and Statistics and the Center for Mathematical Sciences, at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
  • 2017, Named among top 10 inspiring female scientists
  • 2013-, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
  • 2002-2003, New Zealand Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (NZIMA) PhD scholarship award
  • 1991-1996, Bulgarian Ministry of Education Scholarship for high academic achievement

Research Interests

Biomathematics, Dynamical systems, Numerical continuation, Data driven modelling, Scientific computing.

Applications to cellular signal-transduction pathways such as calcium dynamics, hormone signalling, neuronal excitability, movement science, experimental psychology and healthcare technologies.

Selected Publications

  • Challen R, Brooks-Pollock E, Read JM, Dyson L, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, Danon L. (2021) Risk of mortality in patients infected with SARS-CoV-2 variant of concern 202012/1: matched cohort study, BMJ, volume 372, pages n579-n579, DOI:10.1136/bmj.n579
  • Slowiński P, Al-Ramadhani S, Tsaneva-Atanasova K., 2020, Neurologically Motivated Coupling Functions in Models of Motor Coordination, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, volume 19, pages 208-232, article no. 1, DOI:10.1137/19M1279381.
  • Eder Zavala, Kyle C. A. Wedgwood, Margaritis Voliotis, Joël Tabak, Francesca Spiga, Stafford L. Lightman, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, 2019, Mathematical Modelling of Endocrine Systems, Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 30(4): 244-257.
  • Creaser J, Tsaneva-Atanasova KT, Ashwin P, 2018, Sequential noise-induced escapes for oscillatory network dynamics, SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems, 17(1): 500-525.
  • S. J. Rahi, J. Larsch, K. Pecani, N. Mansouri, A. Y. Katsov, K. Tsaneva-Atanasova, E. D. Sontag, F. R. Cross, 2017, Oscillatory stimuli differentiate adapting circuit topologies, Nature Methods, 14(10): 1010-1016.
  • Shen Y, Tino P, Tsaneva-Atanasova K, 2017, Classification framework for partially observed dynamical systems, Physical Review E, 95(4), 043303-043303-21.
  • Thom Griffith, Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova and Jack Mellor, 2016, Control of Ca2+ influx and calmodulin activation by SK-channels in dendritic spines, PLoS Computational Biology, 12(5): e1004949.
  • Hinke M Osinga, Arthur Sherman and Krasimira Tsaneva-Atanasova, 2012, Cross-Currents Between Biology and Mathematics: The Codimension Of Pseudo-Plateau Bursting, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A (DCDS-A), 32(8): 2853–2877.
  • K. Tsaneva-Atanasova, A. Burgo, T. Galli and D. Holcman, 2009, Quantifying neurite growth mediated by interactions between secretory vesicles, microtubules and actin networks, Biophysical Journal, 96(3): 840-57.
  • J. Sneyd, K. Tsaneva-Atanasova, D.I. Yule, J. L. Thompson and T. J. Shuttleworth, 2004, Control of calcium oscillations by membrane fluxes, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 101(5): 1392-1396.

Publications as TUM-IAS-Fellow


  • Gonzalez Herrero, Maria Elena; Kuehn, Christian; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira: Reduced Models of Cardiomyocytes Excitability: Comparing Karma and FitzHugh–Nagumo. Bulletin of Mathematical Biology 83 (8), 2021 mehr…
  • Mac Aogáin, Micheál; Narayana, Jayanth Kumar; Tiew, Pei Yee; Ali, Nur A’tikah Binte Mohamed; Yong, Valerie Fei Lee; Jaggi, Tavleen Kaur; Lim, Albert Yick Hou; Keir, Holly R.; Dicker, Alison J.; Thng, Kai Xian; Tsang, Akina; Ivan, Fransiskus Xaverius; Poh, Mau Ern; Oriano, Martina; Aliberti, Stefano; Blasi, Francesco; Low, Teck Boon; Ong, Thun How; Oliver, Brian; Giam, Yan Hui; Tee, Augustine; Koh, Mariko Siyue; Abisheganaden, John Arputhan; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira; Chalmers, James D.; Chotirmall, Sanjay H.: Integrative microbiomics in bronchiectasis exacerbations. Nature Medicine 27 (4), 2021, 688-699 mehr…
  • Wedgwood, Kyle C. A.; Słowiński, Piotr; Manson, James; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira; Krauskopf, Bernd: Robust spike timing in an excitable cell with delayed feedback. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 18 (177), 2021 mehr…
  • Wedgwood, Kyle C. A.; Słowiński, Piotr; Manson, James; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira; Krauskopf, Bernd: Robust spike timing in an excitable cell with delayed feedback. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 18 (177), 2021 mehr…


  • Creaser, Jennifer; Ashwin, Peter; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira: Sequential Escapes and Synchrony Breaking for Networks of Bistable Oscillatory Nodes. SIAM Journal on Applied Dynamical Systems 19 (4), 2020, 2829-2846 mehr…
  • Creaser, Jennifer; Lin, Congping; Ridler, Thomas; Brown, Jonathan T.; D’Souza, Wendyl; Seneviratne, Udaya; Cook, Mark; Terry, John R.; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira: Domino-like transient dynamics at seizure onset in epilepsy. PLOS Computational Biology 16 (9), 2020, e1008206 mehr…
  • Herrero, Maria Elena Gonzalez; Kuehn, Christian; Tsaneva-Atanasova, Krasimira: Reduced models of cardiomyocytes excitability: comparing Karma and FitzHugh-Nagumo. 2020 mehr…