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Francesca Scarabel

Doctoral student




I am currently a doctoral student at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics of the University of Helsinki (PhD position funded by Domast), under the supervision of Mats Gyllenberg (Univ. Helsinki), Rossana Vermiglio (Univ. Udine, Italy), and Odo Diekmann (Univ. Utrecht, the Netherlands).

I am a member of the Biomathematics group at the University of Helsinki and of the Computational Dynamics group at the University of Udine.

My PhD project focuses on numerical methods for the bifurcation analysis of physiologically structured population models.

Here is my academic CV.


Research interests

I am applying the pseudospectral discretization approach to generic nonlinear delay equations, in order to investigate the bifurcation properties of delay equations (renewal and delay-differential) with standard software for ODEs.

In particular, I am now extending the approach to equations with infinite delay and state-dependent delay. I am interested in applying the method to relevant test problems.

Feel free to contact me if you want to know more about my research.



  • Gyllenberg M., Scarabel F., Vermiglio R. Equations with infinite delay: numerical bifurcation analysis via pseudospectral discretization. Submitted.
  • Breda D., Diekmann O., Liessi D., Scarabel F. (2016). Numerical bifurcation analysis of a class of nonlinear renewal equations, Electronic Journal of Qualitative Theory of Differential Equations, 65, 1–24.
  • Breda D., Diekmann O., Gyllenberg M., Scarabel F., Vermiglio R. (2016). Pseudospectral discretization of nonlinear delay equations: new prospects for numerical bifurcation analysis, SIAM Journal on applied dynamical systems, 15(1), 1–23.

Exercise classes

  • Introduction to Mathematical Biology, fall 2016. Lecturer: Eva Kisdi
  • Mathematical modelling, fall 2015. Lecturer: Stefan Geritz
  • Spatial models in ecology and evolution, spring 2015. Lecturer: Eva Kisdi
  • Introduction to mathematical biology, fall 2014. Lecturer: Eva Kisdi



Huone: B414
Osoite: PL 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
00014 Helsingin yliopisto
Sähköposti: francesca.scarabel(a)


Rum: B414
Adress: PB 68 (Gustaf Hällströms gata 2b)
00014 Helsingfors universitet
Epost: francesca.scarabel(a)

Contact information

Room: B414
Address: P.O. Box 68 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b)
FI-00014 University of Helsinki
Email: francesca.scarabel(a)

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