About Me

Hi I am Ruud and I am a physicist. I work in this ICOS (as a PhD student) group because I am fascinated by how nature/natural selection has made interesting ways to cope with all kinds of different problems. In my research I look at how the spatial location of genetic information plays a role in single-cell system dynamics. It is seen that increasing the distance of two parts of a simple pathway can drastically affect its dynamics . I would like to know the physical mechanism leading to this different behaviour. I believe that nature could already be using this effect in its favour and that synthetic biology could be improved by mimicking its techniques.


Ruud Stoof

Room 922
School of Computing Science
Claremont Tower
Claremont Road
Newcastle University