This project spans a wide range of aspects of biology. The ideal candidate for this project would have technical skills and expertise in one of: microbiology, synthetic biology, evolutionary biology, and biophysics and would have research experience in microbiology or biotechnology.
Our supervisory team has teaching and research experience in biophysics, microbiology, synthetic biology and evolutionary biology and will provide a tailored training environment for the candidate accordingly. Our team has experience in interdisciplinarity, for example Dr Baker was originally a chemist, did a PhD in physics, then postdoctoral training in Chemistry and Structural Biology, thus we have personal, teaching, and research experience in training students from the physical sciences with biological research skills. A strong candidate with a background in physics, engineering, or mathematics, would be suitable for this project if they held an interest in evolutionary biology or microbiology.