I am a Royal Society University Research Fellow and Reader in 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
Our workshop "Quantitative approaches to antimicrobial resistance" starts today! http://amr2017.iopconfs.org/home
Our paper on dynamical response to ribosome-targeting antibiotics has been accepted in Physical Biology!
Thanks to summer student Lauren Clark who did a great job looking at spatial structure development in bacterial colonies!