Welcome to the website of the Theoretical Microbial Ecology group, led by Rosalind Allen. We are mainly based at the Friedrich-Schiller University of Jena, in Germany, with some group members at the School of Physics and Astronomy, Edinburgh University.
Our group's research focuses on microbe-environment interactions - how single-celled organisms such as bacteria survive and grow in complex and changing environments. We are especially interested in how bacterial populations are inhibited by, and evolve resistance to, antibiotics, and how microbial communities establish themselves and maintain their function. We develop theoretical models for single cells and populations, informed by experimental data from our own microbiology lab as well as from collaborations. Our group is part of the DFG-funded excellence cluster in Jena, "Balance of the Microverse".
You can find us at:
Buchaerstrasse 6, 07745 Jena, Germany