Fredrik Inglis


Fredrik Inglis has joined the group after previously working as a postdoc at the ETH Zurich with Martin Ackermann, where amongst other things he studied how cooperative interactions between bacteria evolve. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oxford, specifically researching the ecology and evolution of bacterial toxin production with Angus Buckling. He is primarily interested in evolution cooperative interactions between microbes but struggles to completely ignore his interests in bacteriocins and plasmids.



  • Perron, G. G., Inglis, R. F., Pennings, P.S., Cobey, S. (2015). Fighting Microbial Drug Resistance: A Primer on the Role of Evolutionary Biology in Public Health. Evolutionary Applications. In press.
  • Zimmermann, M., Escrig, S., Hübschmann, T., Kirf, M., Brand, A., Inglis, R. F., Musat, N., Müller, S., Meibom A., Ackermann, A., Schreiber, F. (2015). Phenotypic heterogeneity in metabolic traits among single cells of a rare bacterial species in its natural environment quantified with a combination of flow cell sorting and NanoSIMS. Frontiers in Microbiology. 6.
  • Rühs, P. A., Inglis, R. F., Fischer, P. 2014. Interfacial Rheology of Bacterial Biofilms at Air/Water and Oil/Water Interfaces. CHIMIA. 68 (4).
  • Rühs, P. A., Böcker, L., Inglis, R. F., Fischer, P. 2014. Studying bacterial hydrophobicity and biofilm formation at liquid–liquid interfaces through interfacial rheology and pendant drop tensiometry. Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces 117, 174-184.
  • Inglis, R. F., West, S. A., Buckling, A. 2014. An experimental study of strong reciprocity in bacteria. Biology Letters. 10(2).
  • Rühs, P. A., Böni, L., Fuller, G. G., Inglis, R. F., Fischer, P. 2013. In situ-quantification of the interfacial rheological response of bacterial biofilms to environmental stimuli. PLoS One. (8)11.
  • Inglis, R. F., Bayramoglu, B., Gillor, O., Ackermann, M. 2013. The role of bacteriocins as selfish genetic elements. Biology Letters. 9(3).
  • Inglis, R. F., Hall, R. A., Buckling, A. 2012. The role of “soaking” in spiteful toxin production in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Biology Letters. 9(1).
  • Inglis, R. F., Brown, S., Buckling, A. 2012. Spite versus cheats: competition among social strategies shapes virulence in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Evolution. 66:3472-3484.
  • Inglis, R. F., Garfjeld Roberts, P., Gardner, A., Buckling, A. 2011. Spite and the scale of competition in Pseudomonas aeruginosa. American Naturalist 178:276-285. Featured on Faculty of 1000 and
  • Racey, D., R. F. Inglis, F. Harrison, A. Oliver, and A. Buckling. 2010. The effect of elevated mutation rates on the evolution of cooperation and virulence of Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Evolution 64:515–521.
  • Inglis, R. F., A. Gardner, P. Cornelis, and A. Buckling. 2009. Spite and virulence in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106:5703-5707.
  • Brown, S. P., R. F. Inglis, and F. Taddei. 2009. Evolutionary ecology of microbial wars: with-in host competition and (incidental) virulence. Evolutionary Applications 2:32.