Laurence Wilson
Lecturer

Profile

Career

  • 2014-present Lecturer in biophysics, University of York
  • 2010-2014 Harvard University (USA), Rowland Junior Fellowship
  • 2007-2010 University of Edinburgh (UK), postdoctoral researcher studying light scattering and bacterial motility
  • 2003-2007 University of Edinburgh (UK), PhD on "Optical Force Measurements In Concentrated Colloidal Suspensions"
  • 2002-2003 Universities of St. Andrews and Heriot-Watt (UK), MSc Photonics & Optoelectronic Devices
  • 1999-2002 University of Bristol (UK), BSc Physics

University roles

  • Research Data Management committee member for the Physics department

Research

Overview

Research Group: Condensed Matter Physics, Biophysical Sciences Institute

My research area is biophysics and bioengineering, in particular the development of new optical microscopy methods used to study microorganisms.

Projects

Techniques

  • High-speed digital holographic microscopy
  • Computed scattering experiments (for example, differential dynamic microscopy)
  • High throughput computational image processing

Applications

  • The biophysics of propulsion in swimming microorganisms
  • Fluid mechanics of microswimmers such as bacteria and algae
  • Collective behaviour in bacterial systems

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Heat and Matter (BSc/MPhys Year 1 core course)
  • An Introduction to LabVIEW Programming (BSc/MPhys Year 2 experimental lab)
  • Biophysics Tools & Techniques (guest lecture for Prof. Mark Leake's course) (MPhys year 4)
  • BSc Projects: current topics in experimental biophysics
  • MPhys Projects: current topics in experimental biophysics

Postgraduate

  • Supervision of PhD students

Laurence Wilson

Department of Physics
University of York
Heslington
York
YO10 5DD
U.K.

Lab website:  

https://sites.google.com/a/york.ac.uk/bis_lab/

laurence.wilson@york.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1904 322851
Fax: +44 (0)1904 322214
Room: P/A007