University of Edinburgh – Core University

For inquiries, please contact Professor Cait MacPhee: cait.macphee@ed.ac.uk.

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Soft matter and biological physics
  2. Active matter
  3. Biofilm molecular structure and function
  4. Bacterial adhesion
  5. Agent-based biofilm computational modelling
  6. Phage-biofilm interactions
  7. Biofilm population evolution
  8. Antibiotics-Biofilm interactions
  9. Bacterial stress and biofilm formation
  10. Biofilm roles in soil health
  11. Microbial communities ecology, characterisation and control
  12. Bacterial consequences of molecular stochasticity
  13. Bacterial evolution of antibiotic resistance

Facilities

  • Computer simulation/ computational modelling, GPU and HPC
  • Cryo FIB-SEM
  • Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership
  • SynthSys
  • Rheology/Rheo-imaging
  • Super-resolution microscopy (PAINT)
  • Centre for Science Under Extreme Conditions
  • UK Centre for Astrobiology
  • Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre
  • Biophysical Characterisation Facility
  • Scottish Microelectronics Centre (SMC)

Researchers

Prof. Cait MacPhee, School of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Rosalind Allen, School of Physics and Astronomy
Prof. Wilson Poon, School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Bartek Waclaw, School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Aidan Brown, School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Tiffany Wood, School of Physics and Astronomy
Dr Teuta Pilizota, School of Biological Sciences
Dr Maurice Gallagher, School of Biological Sciences
Dr Peter Doerner, School of Biological Sciences
Dr Andrew Free, School of Biological Sciences
Dr Meriem El Karoui, School of Biological Sciences
Dr Thamarai Schneiders, Edinburgh Medical School

Department Link

Biological Sciences
Edinburgh Medical School