We apply the methods from statistical physics and fluid dynamics to study the dynamics of synthetic active systems – either colloidal, actuated with magnetic fields, or biochemical, consisting of biopolymers and motor proteins. [more]
I use statistical mechanics, topology, information theory, and dynamical theory to predict emergent function in biological systems. [more]
We study the self-organization and transport properties of soft matter that is locally driven out of equilibrium via chemical reactions, with particular focus on the physics of living matter at the subcellular level (enzymes, biomembranes...). [more]
How do complex dynamics and patterns in living systems emerge from stochastic molecular interactions in the cell, how are they coordinated at the population/tissue level, and what role do environmental constraints and interactions play in shaping and maintaining them? [more]
Membrane morphology and its dynamic remodelling are crucial to several cellular and biological processes. How viruses, nutrients, and drug containers gain entry into the cell and how proteins, the cytoskeleton, and trasprorters induce cellular processes and actively shape cellular organelles, is determined by membrane dynamic reorganization. We use theoretical analysis as well as Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulations of different coarse-grained membrane models to understand how membranes dynamically change their shapes, interacting with proteins and the cytoskeleton, and how they form their structures subject to material exchange by transporters and channels, and area growth by lipid synthesis and membrane fusion. [more]
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