THE BAKSHI Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology

- understanding and engineering microbes in and around us -

We are an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers interested in understanding and engineering microbial systems to learn about nature and to apply this knowledge in health, agriculture, and industry. Our primary tools are - molecular biology, single-cell microfluidics, time-lapse microscopy, and computational modelling. We develop new tools and effectively combine existing ones to characterise and analyse how the interaction between different genes within a cell and among different microbes sharing the same ecological niche dictates the fitness and fate of a microbe.