Project conducted in 2009.
Chemotaxis is vital to the operation of many biological systems from single-cells to the immune & nervous systems. Although external observations of chemotaxis had been carried out the internal mechanism remained a ‘black box’.
Research conducted whilst working as a Research Associate in the Oxford University Engineering Department & Oxford Centre of Integrative Systems Biology in 2009.
My research was awarded the Institute of Engineering & Technology prize, presented in Bioengineering conferences and published in scientific journals.
This work provided a step further to establish how Control / System engineering can be applied on the complexity of biological systems to create modular building blocks and allow us to systematically design and re-design them. At the time, the main applications of this study that I was interested in were:
The project was at the forefront of what is known today as SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY.