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I am fascinated by the natural world around us and how simple rules can result in complex emergent behaviours. My research includes biomarkers for brain tumours, nanotherapies for cancer and collective behaviour in bacterial biofilms.

I am currently a research fellow working on optimised and targeted control of bacterial biofilms. This work is conducted as part of the ‘Swarm engineering’ group in Engineering Mathematics and the ‘Biocompute lab’ which is part of biological sciences.

My PhD in biological Physics was based in the new field of bacterial electrophysiology and around studying biofilms as active excitable matter. I combined experimental microbiology and fluorescence microscopy with mathematical tools for data analysis and agent-based in silico models. I used these methods to further understand the collective behaviour and electrical communication exhibited by bacteria in biofilms. Following my PhD worked as a Research Associate at the University of Bristol as part of a cross-disciplinary project aimed at using biomarkers for the early detection of brain tumours. I used a combination of continuum and hybrid in-silico mathematical models to predict the levels of brain tumour biomarkers in patients.

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  • Bristol BioDesign Institute

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