I am a theoretical physicist interested in understanding mechanistic principles which underly the formation of patterns in various kinds of biological systems. In particular I focus on the role of phase transitions and instabilities in biology [Read more].

 

  • Novel phase transition in phase separating systems

    Novel phase transition in phase separating systems in the presence of concentration gradients

  • Simulations unravel the physics underlying bacterial colony merging

    Simulations unravel the physics underlying bacterial colony merging

  • Competition between the spatial regulator MEX-5 and P granule proteins about mRNA can explain the positioning of P granules

  • Droplet ripening in concentration gradients leads to droplet drift and a moving dissolution boundary

  • Liquid droplet can divide in the presence of chemical reactions: A model for protocells?

  • Kinetic Theory can account for the assembly of bacterial colonies

  • Particles of equal size but with different diffusivities can demix