Modelling robust microbial communities

Start date

15 February 2013

End date

14 July 2013


We undertake to extend existing and explore new modelling approaches for microbial populations in microbial ecology. The aim is to better understand robustness properties of such populations, such as in the soil or gut microbiomes or in bio-technological systems like microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs) with the objective to contribute to the design of robust microbial systems and increase their long-term yield and stability.

Funding amount

7 weeks FTE + £4,000




  • Dylan Childs (Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield)
  • Mark Rees (Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield)
  • Bill Sloane (Engineering, University of Glasgow).