Rosalind is Professor of Theoretical Microbial Ecology at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany. Her group is part of the Excellence Cluster "Balance of the Microverse". She also holds a part-time post as Professor of Biological Physics at the University of Edinburgh. Rosalind originally trained as a chemist and did her PhD in theoretical chemistry on simulations of water molecule dynamics. She transitioned to biochemical network simulations for her postdoctoral work. Since starting her own group, originally at the University of Edinburgh and more recently in Jena, she has combined experimental mcirobiology studies of bacterial growth and death with theoretical modelling and computer simulations. You can read more about her biography here.
A warm welcome to our new group assistant Mr Moritz Wiegand!
Congratulations to Nia Verdon who has submitted her PhD thesis!
We are advertising an experimental postdoc position on biophysics of microbial aggregation in the context of the human gut microbiome. Please publicise it! Deadline is 22nd November.
Check out our student Patrick Sinclair's paper in Physical Review Letters presenting a model for stochastic initiation of bacterial biofilms - and a commentary on it in Nature Reviews Physics.
Congratulations to Patrick Sinclair who has successfully defended his PhD thesis!