The Biophysical Modeling group focuses on the modeling and simulation of complex systems that arise in biology and soft condensed matter physics.
Areas of interest include the dynamics of complex and active materials, and aspects of collective behavior and self-assembly in both natural systems (e.g., inside the cell) and synthetic ones. Our approach is based on mathematical modeling and analysis, the development and application of software tools for large-scale biophysical simulation, and close collaboration with experimentalists.
One of the great challenges in biology is to understand the mechanisms by which morphogenetic processes arise from molecular activities.…eLife
It is well-known that by placing judiciously chosen image point forces and doublets to the Stokeslet above a flat wall,…Journal of Computational Physics
Florencio Balboa Usabiaga joined the foundation in 2017 as a member of the Biophysical Modeling group. He is interested in the development of tools for fluctuating hydrodynamics and Brownian dynamics simulations. At the foundation, he works to extend these methods to explore relevant biophysical phenomena,…
Wen Yan joined the Simons Foundation in 2016 as part of CCB’s biophysical modeling group. His research focuses on the development and simulation of mathematical models pertaining to phenomena in biophysics and active materials and the development of simulations of suspensions of such active objects.