I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in Biological Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University.
My research focuses on biological and soft condensed matter physics, using simulations, theory and experiments. In particular, I work on microbe-environment interactions - how single-celled organisms such as bacteria survive and grow in complex and changing environments. I am especially interested in how bacterial populations are inhibited by, and evolve resistance to, antibiotics, and how nutrient-cycling microbial ecosystems establish themselves and maintain their function.
You can find me at:
Room 2507, James Clerk Maxwell Building
School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Edinburgh
Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh EH9 3FD, UK
+44 131 6517197
Welcome to postdoc Susana Direito! She will be working with Bartek Waclaw and me on antibiotic gradient experiments.
A sad farewell to Steve Court who has been doing a postdoc with us and will be starting a new career in medical physics. We wish him good luck!
Welcome to new PhD student Ellen Young! She will be working on simulations of bacterial biofilms.