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 Freya Bull who has won the School prize for best 3rd year PhD student poster!
Welcome to new postdoc Vijay Srinivasan! He will teach us a lot about mycobacterial cell biology and population dynamics!
Congratulations to Ellen Young, who has passed her PhD viva!
Welcome to our two new MPhys projects students Jamie McLauchlan and Balagardash Bashirov!