University of St Andrews – Partner University

For inquiries, please contact David Paterson:

Biomedical Sciences Research Complex and School of Biology

Research Areas & Focuses

  1. Biofilm disruption and detection
  2. Discovery of novel anti-biofilm compounds
  3. Natural biofilm development
  4. Role of biofilm in disease
  5. Biofilm imaging
  6. Biofilm mechanics
  7. Biofilm response to mechanical stress
  8. Development of biofilms in catalysis
  9. Population Genomics


  1. Structural biology and crystallography facility
  2. Soft matter and photonics lab
  3. Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Facility
  4. Biophysics suite to investigate molecular interactions by a variety of techniques
  5. Next Generation Sequencing and bioinformatics facility
  6. Electron microscopes (high resolution TEM and SEM)


Clarissa Melo Czekster
David Paterson
Rebecca Goss
Stephen Gillespie
Malte Gather 
Matthew Holden
Kishan Dholakia 

Department Link

Biomedical Sciences Research Complex and School of Biology