I am a PhD student working at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. I am interested in how climate change will affect adaptation in natural populations. I am particularly interested in phytoplankton communities which are key drivers of global change responsible for half the photosynthetic carbon uptake on the planet and play a key role in determining atmospheric levels of CO2.
I am a PhD student based in the Darwin Building, Kings Buildings and have been working on using synthetic biology tools to engineer solvent-tolerant bacteria for the purpose of producing biofuels.
I am a PhD student looking at the spatial pattern of spread of infectious diseases in livestock between farms (‘landscape epidemiology’). I'm trying to build information from detailed maps of the landscape into mathematical models of disease transmission, to see if the accuracy of model predictions can be improved.
I am a PhD student at the in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. My PhD investigates different aspects of MRSA epidemiology in Scotland through the statistical analysis of several public health databases.
I am a PhD student at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology investigating how inbreeding affects family interactions and parental care in the burying beetle.
I am a third-year PhD student in Structural and Molecular Biology at the University of Edinburgh, and I work on determining the structure of parasitic proteins that are drug targets against neglected diseases in order to find effective and non-toxic therapies.
I am a PhD student in Molecular Microbiology at the Institute of Cell Biology, using synthetic biology techniques to unravel the starch synthesis pathway.
Steve Kane - September 2012 - June 2013
Fiona Lethbridge - March 2011 - June 2012
James O'Malley - March 2011 - October 2012
Harsh Vaidya - March 2011 - December 2011
In the past, BioPOD has been produced and presented by Cameron Robinson of Hello Science (2011), and Elie Dolgin (episodes before 2008) with help from student volunteers and the Press Gang.
This article was published on Jun 26, 2013