Wonderland of Living Soft Matter

Since de Gennes’ famous Nobel acceptance speech (a journet 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).

Projects

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