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Dr Munehiro Asally

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Associate Professor
Life Sciences
024 765 72976
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Munehiro Asally

Bacteria are essential for many aspects of host functions. Although large-scale DNA sequencing projects have accumulated a myriad of data on microbiome, the spatio-temporal dynamics of bacteria-host interactions remain elusive.

My research group aims to provide a conceptual understanding of the spatio-temporal dynamics of biofilm-host interactions and apply the findings to build synthetic bacterial strains that manipulate host function. We combine live cell imaging, quantitative image analysis, computational modelling and genetic manipulation techniques to study the dynamics of biofilm formation.



Assistant Professor, University of Warwick, 2014-Present
Assistant Project Scientist, University of California San Diego, 2012-2014
Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Texas Southwestern, 2009-2012
Postdoctoral Researcher, Osaka University, 2007-2009
Ph.D., Osaka University, 2007
M.Sc., Osaka University, 2004
B.Sc., Osaka City University, 2002

Title Funder Award start Award end
Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB) extension - related to 46082 BBSRC 01 Apr 2020 31 Mar 2021
Control principle for super-survival system inspired by bacterial biofilm formation Royal Society 18 Mar 2019 17 Mar 2021
Warwick Integrative Synthetic Biology Centre (WISB) BBSRC 14 Nov 2014 31 May 2020
Rapid, portable, live bacterial cell detector ICURe Innovate application Innovate UK 01 Nov 2018 31 Dec 2019
Electrical control of bacterial communities Royal Society 10 Mar 2016 09 Mar 2017