Event Date: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 11:00Event Location: School of Life Sciences, MSI Small Lecture TheatreHost: Dr Rastko Sknepnek Event Speaker: Dr Bartlomiej WaclawInstitution: University of EdinburghEvent Type: Seminar The emergence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms is a global problem. Despite significant advances in our understanding of molecular mechanisms of resistance, quantitative models that could predict the response of bacterial populations to antibiotic treatment are rare. I will present our attempts at constructing such predictive models. I will first discuss experimental approaches that we use to understand short- and long-time bacterial response to antibiotics. I will then show how the experiments can be understood using physics-inspired models. Finally, I will discuss how these models can be used to test different biological hypotheses about the emergence of antibiotic.