Our group develops mathematical and computational
models in some of the following areas in cell biophysics.
Cytokinesis: assembly and constriction of a medial ring consisting of
actin and myosin driving cell division.
• Cell motion: how cell motion is driven by assembly and turnover of
dynamic actin networks.
• Cell polarization: how cells acquire directionality and internal
asymmetry, e.g. for mating or cell growth.
• Kinetics and thermodynamics of actin filament polymerization and
• Mechanics and image analysis of biopolymer networks.
Image: model of actomyosin ring
assembly from Bidone, Tang and Vavylonis (Biophysical Journal, 2014).
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