Living Systems Institute

Moebius Group

Effects of the physical world on dynamics in biological systems

We are interested in how the physical world shapes the dynamics in biological systems. We currently focus on the role of the environment on the evolutionary dynamics of populations expanding into new habitats.

We use a variety of models, mostly borrowed from physics, simulation techniques and protocols necessary to make quantitative measurements. Our current model system of choice is bacteriophage T7 spreading on a lawn of the bacterium E. coli.

More information on our group website.

List of all group members:

Dibyendu Dutta, Postdoctoral Research Associate

Hannah Kilford, PhD Student

Emma Tollafield, Research Technician

Brandon Tuck, PhD Student

Thomas Tunstall, PhD Student

Lucy Witherall, PhD Student