Wonderland of Living Soft Matter

Since de Gennes’ famous Nobel acceptance speech (a journey into the wonderland of soft matter) in the last two decades soft-matter physics has established itself as one of the bed rocks of biological physics.  Applications of experiments and theory of soft-matter to elucidate the structure and function of biological systems (at molecular and cellular scales) guide our inquiries in this area.  We are currently exploring interactions of biological molecules at fluid interfaces and how active biological machines couple to form macro sale structures (active fluids).


  • Origins of multicellularity
  • Cryptoplasmic streaming
  • Biological active fluids
  • Molecules on interfaces