Alexander Group

About Us

We study microbial population dynamics and evolution, using mathematical modelling and experiments.

We are based in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology, and are also affiliated with the Centre for Synthetic & Systems Biology.

Our research is funded by the Royal Society, the University of Edinburgh, and individual PhD scholarships.


Bacterial colonies on a Petri dish

Read more about research themes, methods, and current projects in the group

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Meet the current group members

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Find our scientific publications

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Find out how to apply for a PhD or postdoc position in the group