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 Rebecca Brouwers, who has just submitted her PhD thesis!
Patrick Sinclair, Martin Carballo and my paper "Growth-dependent drug susceptibility can prevent or enhance spatial expansion of a bacterial population" has just been accepted for publication in Physical Biology!
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.