Katherine Benjamin

Mathematics DPhil student

I am a DPhil student in the Algebraic Systems Biology group at the University of Oxford, where I investigate biological applications of topology. My supervisors are Heather Harrington and Ulrike Tillmann.

Here is a CV, last updated March 2024.

You can email me at katherine.benjamin at maths.ox.ac.uk.

I'm also on Twitter @kfbenjamin.



[2022] Katherine Benjamin, Aneesha Bhandari, Zhouchun Shang, Yanan Xing, Yanru An, Nannan Zhang, Yong Hou, Ulrike Tillmann, Katherine R. Bull, Heather A. Harrington. Multiscale topology classifies and quantifies cell types in subcellular spatial transcriptomics.

Journal articles

[2023] Katherine Benjamin, Lamisah Mukta, Gabriel Moryoussef, Christopher Uren, Heather A. Harrington, Ulrike Tillmann, Agnese Barbensi. Homology of homologous knotted proteins. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 20(201).

[2021] Katherine Benjamin. Sum-free sets which are closed under multiplicative inverses. Online Journal of Analytic Combinatorics 16.


TopACT for cell type classification on subcellular spatial transcriptomics data.

Pysistence Landscapes: a Python package for persistence landscapes.


Departmental Tutor for C3.9 Computational Algebraic Topology, Hilary Term 2023.

TA for B3.5 Topology and Groups, Michaelmas Term 2022.

TA for B1.2 Set Theory, Hilary Term 2022.