Biological and Soft Matter Physics
We model biological machinery in healthy and diseased states using approaches from soft matter physics and statistical mechanics. We sit in physics and biology departments, and work closely with experimental colleagues. Our current interests include cell reshaping and cutting by active filaments, protein assembly under chemical and mechanical gradients, and pathological amyloid aggregation.
- 03/21 Lena & Anne’s work on the new physical mechanism for cell division is on bioRxiv.
- 12/20 Johannes’s paper on amyloid nucleation on fluid membranes is out in PNAS.
- 12/20 Andela selected as EMBO Young Investigator 2020.
- 11/20 We artificially evolved membrane-reshaping structures, now out in Phys Rev Lett.
- 11/20 How collagen got its stripes? Anne’s paper is on the cover of Biophys J.
- 10/20 Billie joined our lab as a PhD student.
- 09/20 Our collaboration with the Roux lab on ESCRT-driven membrane reshaping is out in Cell.
- 08/20 We developed a minimal model for archaeal cell division, with the Baum lab in Science.
- 06/20 New PhD students Kevin and Miguel joined us.
- 05/20 Our simulations on the cover of Nature Chemistry.
- 02/20 Alex’s paper is out in Physical Review letters .