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
Welcome to Elizabeth Tatham who will be doing an undergrad research project with us this semester!
Welcome to new postdoc Martin Carballo Pacheco! He will be doing theory/simulation work with me and Bartek Waclaw on evolution of antibiotic resistance.
Welcome to new postdoc Nikola Ojkic! He will work with me and Bartek Waclaw on models for antibiotic action and resistance evolution.