Dr B Waclaw
Bartlomiej is a member of the following School research institute and research areas:
I am a research fellow supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh. My research spans several areas of statistical physics and biological physics: evolution of drug resistance in bacteria, migration (dispersal) in microbial populations and its effect on genetic heterogeneity of microbes, evolution of metabolic pathways, physics of growing bacterial colonies, fitness landscapes and the speed of biological evolution, spatial models of cancer, driven diffusive systems (zero-range process, TASEP, and related models). In the past I used to work on random matrix theory, random graphs and complex networks, and random walks.
In my research I use computer simulations and mathematical calculations. I also perform laboratory experiments with bacteria.You can read more about my research on my personal webpage.
I regularly give informal lectures to the Theory Club in Edinburgh, which mainly comprises postgraduate students and postdocs. I supervise MPhys projects and PhD students. I am an adviser for "Data Acquisition and Handling" at Junior Honours level. I also run a postgraduate SUPA course "Physics of biological evolution". I used to be an adviser on the course "Research Methods" (JH).
Bartlomiej has featured in the following recent School news stories:
- Reports on Progress in Physics
- Scientific Reports
- Mechanical interactions in bacterial colonies and the surfing probability of beneficial mutations DOI, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14, 131