Dr. James Taylor

Phone:   0141 330 3435
I did my undergraduate degree at the University of St Andrews but was drawn to the group by Geoff's talk at the 2011 Synbio student symposium here in Glasgow. A summer project here on dynamic combinatorial chemistry was followed by a return to St Andrews to finish my degree with an honours project in protein structure and function under Prof. Jim Naismith. I'm fascinated by the underlying chemistry of life and how artificial chemistry can model the processes that might have led to its origin. My main focus is to find and possibly invent interesting chemistry to put into both droplet microfluidics and the macro-scale dropletbot. Outside the lab I might be found doing historical fencing, often with a certain other group member.

Group Publications

5. Artificial intelligence exploration of unstable protocells leads to predictable properties and discovery of collective behavior, L. J. Points, J. W. Taylor, J. Grizou, K. Donkers, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2018, 115, 885-890
4. Adaptive artificial evolution of droplet protocells in a 3D-printed fluidic chemorobotic platform with configurable environments, J. M. P. Gutierrez, S. Tsuda, J. Grizou, J. W. Taylor, A. Henson, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 1144
3. Autonomous model protocell division driven by molecular replication, J. W. Taylor, S. A. Eghtesadi, L. J. Points, T. Liu, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2017, 8, 237
2. Hardware and Software manual for Evolution of Oil Droplets in a Chemo-Robotic Platform, J. M. P. Gutierrez, T. Hinkley, J. W. Taylor, K. Yanev, L. Cronin, Arxiv, 2014
1. Evolution of oil droplets in a chemorobotic platform, J. M. P. Gutierrez, T. Hinkley, J. W. Taylor, K. Yanev, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 5571