Dr. Bartlomiej Waclaw
- Research Theme:
- Condensed Matter and Photonics
- Research Group:
- Soft Matter, Statistical Physics and Biophysics
- Email address:
- Telephone number:
- +44 (0) 131 651 7688
- School of Physics and Astronomy, James Clerk Maxwell Building, Peter Guthrie Tait Road, Edinburgh, EH9 3FD, United Kingdom
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).
- Bacterial growth: a statistical physicist's guide DOI, Reports on Progress in Physics, 82, 1 (2018)
- Reduced adhesion between cells and substrate confers selective advantage in bacterial colonies DOI, Europhysics Letters (2018)
- Phenotypic Switching Can Speed up Microbial Evolution DOI, Scientific Reports (2018)
- Mechanical interactions in bacterial colonies and the surfing probability of beneficial mutations DOI, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 14, 131 (2017)
- CANCER Genes, environment, and "bad luck" DOI, Science, 355, 6331 , p. 1266-1267 (2017)
- An exactly solvable, spatial model of mutation accumulation in cancer DOI, Scientific Reports, 6 (2016)
- Beyond the Hypercube DOI, PLoS Computational Biology, 12, 12 (2016)
- Antibiotic resistance: a physicist’s view DOI, Physical Biology, 13, 4 , p. 045001 (2016)
- Allele Surfing Promotes Microbial Adaptation from Standing Variation DOI, Ecology Letters, 19, 8 , p. 889-898 (2016)
- Evolution of Drug Resistance in Bacteria DOI, : Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 915, p. 49-67 (2016)