Mr Craig Alexander Steed
MSc Physics (1st class honours)
Craig worked in a microbiology lab as part of training as a medical lab technologist, completed a Masters degree in laser physics at the University of Auckland, and has had an extensive career in IT including roles as development manager and solutions architect.
Research | Current
Craig is a member of the Biophotonics research group, and his PhD project aims to apply a bioinformatics approach to identify enzymes that differentiate bacterial cells that are committed to cell death from those that are viable after a lethal treatment, and use that as the basis for the measurement of bacterial viability through a differential fluorescence spectroscopic method. The project also aims to develop optical tweezers to analyse bacterial populations on a single cell basis.