General Information

Full Name Sofie Verhees
Languages English, Dutch


  • 2021
    PhD Mathematical Modelling, Analysis and Computation (MAC-MIGS)
    Maxwell Institute Graduate School, Edinburgh, UK
    • MAC-MIGS is an intensive 4-year training and research programme on the formulation, analysis and implementation of state-of-the-art mathematical and computational models and methods.
  • 2020
    MSc Mathematical Biology, Ecology, and Medicine
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
  • 2019
    Undergraduate Exchange Student
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, South-Korea
    • As an undergraduate exchange student at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, I took courses in mathematics, and bio & brain engineering.
  • 2017
    BSc (Hons) Technology, Liberal Arts and Sciences (ATLAS)
    University of Twente, Enschede, Netherlands
    • ATLAS is a three-year educational programme with a curriculum firmly based in science & mathematics and social sciences. I learned about these subjects in interactive courses and workshops and applied what I learned in a project setting.


  • 2022 - present
    Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK
    • Tutoring and marking of undegraduate students in mathematics
  • 2020 - 2021
    De Digitale Topschool, Netherlands
    • Challenging gifted primary school pupils by providing them with extracurricular assignments that exceed the difficulty level of regular education.

Academic Interests

  • Mathematical Biology
    • Modelling cell behaviour.
    • Cell signalling.
  • PDEs
    • Numerics of PDEs using FEniCS.