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
Exciting news: we are starting a Population Dynamics Journal Club! It's open to all. Check out the website! Thanks to Marco Mauri for doing a great job of organising this.
Check out our new paper showing how to count individual bacteria growing in hundreds of microfluidic droplets! It has just appeared on BioRxiv. Congratulations to Dan Taylor and Nia Verdon on their great work.