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Dr Adam Noel

The project:

Signals are regularly transmitted within and between individual cells and organisms. These signals undergo noisy propagation and reach receivers that have limited computational complexity. Nevertheless, they modulate complex behaviours such as antibiotic resistance, cancerous tumour growth, and cell differentiation.

The objective of this PhD project is to develop theoretical and simulation models to understand how noisy signalling controls the behaviour of microorganisms. A game theoretic framework will model the interactive decision making between individual microorganisms. Molecular communication engineering, which is an emerging field that applies communications engineering techniques to chemical signalling, will model the signal propagation and signal processing. By integrating these two fields, insight will be gained into the detection and treatment of cellular diseases.

Note: Should your application for admission be accepted you should be aware that this does not constitute an offer of financial support. Please refer to the scholarships & funding pages.