THE BAKSHI Laboratory of Systems and Synthetic Microbiology
We are a team of scientists and engineers interested in using experiments and modelling to examine and engineer microbes for fundamental and applied purposes. We collaborate with several other labs within the University of Cambridge and across the world to work on these problems together. Links to their websites and information about joining us are provided in the resource page.
Camillo is a 3rd year graduate student from the BBSRC program. He is developing advanced tools for engineering robust and precise genetic circuits in microbes. He is combining molecular biology, microfluidics, timelapse microscopy and optogenetics to design and characterize synthetic microbes for applied purposes.
Georgeos is a 2nd year graduate student from the BBSRC program. He is exploring microbial dormancy and ageing, and the implications of these phenomenon in antibiotic tolerance and persistence. He uses high-throughput time-lapse imaging to study these processes, machine-learning approaches for image processing, and modelling to interpret the data.
Charlie is a 1st year graduate student from the Sensor CDT program. Charlie is exploring how synthetic systems evolve. He is building new platforms and tools to study evolution of microbes at single cell and population level.
Jake is an MPhil student from the Biotechnology program. He is developing models to explore how microbes age and quantifying signatures of aging in model microbes (E. coli and B. subtilis) using timelapse fluorescence microscopy.
Rui Li - Deep-learning approaches for image processing
Roman Streslov - Computational fluid dynamics for microfluidics design optimisation
Francis Treherne Pollock - Analysing impacts of point-spread function on microscope images
Jorge Garcia Condado (4th year MEng), Maximilian Noka (4th year MEng), Soham Garg (4th year MEng)