Living systems are intrinsically nonequilibrium: They use metabolically derived chemical energy to power their emergent dynamics and self-organization. A crucial…PNAS
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.
Many active particles, such as swimming micro-organisms or motor proteins, do work on their environment by going though a periodic…Physical Review Letters
Microtubules are a major class of cytoskeletal filaments responsible for a range of cellular functions such as cell motility, mitosis…Biophysical Journal
This is a numerical computation package for various single- and double-layer kernels for Laplace and Stokes operators in boundary integral methods, implemented on top of the highly-optimized kernel independent fast-multipole method package PVFMM.
This is the simulation tool for tracking assemblies of microtubules driven by motor proteins.