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 Dan Taylor, who has just submitted his PhD thesis!
Welcome to senior honours project student Calum Brown, who will work with me and Elin Lilja on biofilm experiments.
Our new liquid handling robot is up and running. We are excited about starting to use it in our experiments!
Susana Direito and I are excited to start our new biofilm growth project with Kimal PLC, funded by an NBIC proof of concept grant!