Claire is a Lecturer in the Department of Bioengineering at Imperial College London and leads the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab. Her research focusses on developing new microfluidic technologies to probe the interplay between living organisms found in soil environments at the single cell level. Claire has also established several collaborative projects in Switzerland, Europe and the USA. In her spare time she loves to dance and paint!
Felix is a postgraduate research student in the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab and aligned with the Grantham Institute's Science and Solutions for a Changing Planet DTP at Imperial College London. He investigates arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) using self-manufactured microfluidic devices. Before joining Imperial, Felix obtained a BSc and an MSc in Biotechnical Chemistry from Technische Universität Ilmenau, Germany. He likes sports, nature, films and music.
MRes Project Student
Rebecca is a student on the Molecular & Cellular Biosciences MRes at Imperial College. Her project focuses on developing a protocol to study how bacteria utilize fungal hyphae to move in unsaturated environments using a fungal-fungal interaction device. Outside of the lab, she enjoys caving, hiking and baking.
Léa is a postgraduate research student in the Microbiome-Microscopy and Microfluidics Lab. Her research aims at deciphering the responsiveness of environmental spore communities using microfluidic chemostats. She holds a MSc in Bioengineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and has worked for several years in the fields of medical devices and biotechnologies before returning to academia to pursue her PhD studies.
Cameron is an EPSRC CDT student at Imperial College London and the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO). His PhD is in Sustainable Civil Engineering and he is investigating microbial chemotaxis at petroleum hydrocarbon contaminated sites and the role chemotaxis plays in the natural attenuation (NA) of such sites. He likes badminton, running, film and photography.
MEng Project Student
Nicola is an undergraduate student at Imperial College London studying Biomedical Engineering. Her final year research project focuses on using microfluidic devices to quantify growth rate and water uptake of different fungal species in order to understand their potential applications in bioremediation. Outside of her studies she enjoys netball, hiking and music.