I am a Professor of Biological Physics at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University. I'm also a member of SynthSys, Edinburgh's Center for Synthetic and Systems Biology.
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
Congratulations to our postdoc Gavin Melaugh who has become father to a little girl!
Welcome to our new PhD student Patrick Sinclair! He will be working with us in partnership with Akzo Nobel to understand how gradients of antimicrobials affect biofilm growth and structure.
Many thanks to our summer student Elizabeth Tatham, who did a great job working with us on cell wall targeting antibiotics! Good luck to her in her next post at the University of Sheffield!