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
Please check out the website for our upcoming conference on "Stochastic Models of evolving populations: from bacteria to cancer". Registration is now open, click here.
I gave my inaugural lecture as Professor of Biological Physics. It was titled "Antimicrobial resistance: how can a physicist help?" and you can see it here!
Welcome to Yusong Tian! She is doing her seminor honours project with me and Nikola Ojkic on how bacteria form colonies.