I am a Birmingham and MRC Fellow in mathematical biology. Specialising in the modelling of gene regulation networks using both numerical and analytical approaches, my work spans a range of biological applications, from drug development to bioenergy to understanding bacterial behaviour. My MRC fellowship gave me the opportunity to gain experimental training in order to generate the complementary data required to adopt a truly interdisciplinary approach to mathematical modelling in biology.
I have the chair for Microbiology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München since 2004. My lab has a long-standing interest in stress response and transmembrane signal transduction in E. coli and V. harveyi. Our work is focused on the molecular mechanisms of membrane-integrated receptors, and the systems biological analysis of regulatory circuits.