Institute for the Physics of Living Systems


Previous Research Projects

  • Antimicrobial crack propagation in bacterial membranes
    Supervisor: Bart Hoogenboom

  • Pattern control during growth: scaling and robustness in developmental networks
    Supervisor: Zena Hadjivasiliou

  • Synthesis of Biocompatible Doped and Undoped Iron Oxide Nanocubes for Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) and MPI- Magnetic Hyperthermia (MH) Application.
    Supervisor: Nguyen Thanh

  • Characterising diffusible signals for biological spatial computation
    Supervisor: Alex Fedorec (Barnes Lab)

  • A computational approach to study the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) mechanics in tissue development
    Supervisor: Nargess Khalilgharibi (Mao Lab)

  • Multiscale modelling of living matter
    Supervisor: Philip Pearce

  • Engineering leader-follower relationships between reprogrammed motile bacteria
    Supervisor: Chris Barnes

  • Biocompatible Transition Metal Doped Nanoflower as Agent for Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment
    Supervisors: Frank Kloprogge and Dimitrios Evangelopoulos

  • Understanding the dynamic distribution of membrane receptor complexes with single-molecule imaging and deep learning
    Supervisor: Romain Lain

  • Biocompatible Transition Metal Doped Nanoflower as Agent for Hyperthermia Cancer Treatment
    Supervisor: Thanh Nguyen

  • Physics of bio-AFM imaging (Online Project)
    Supervisor: Bart Hoogenboom

  • Optimal control of aging and cancer in multicellular organisms (Online Project)
    Supervisor: Thomas Michaels

  • Theoretical Prediction of Photothermal Effect of Nanoparticles in Different Environments (Online Project)
    Supervisor: Thanh Nguyen

  • Cell Division by ESCRT-III filaments: the role of filament fracturing (Online Project)
    Supervisor: Andela Saric

  • Physics of cell division (Online Project)
    Supervisors: Andela Saric and Buzz Baum

  • Learning local optimal karyotypes in the fitness landscapes of cancer cells undergoing chromosomal instability (Online Project)
    Supervisor: Chris Barnes

  • What makes living things alive is a fundamental problem in biology, physics, and philosophy
    Supervisors: Shiladitya Banerjee and  Buzz Baum

  • Membrane remodelling by protein crowding
    Supervisors: Andela Saric and  Buzz Baum

  • Quantitative Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties of epithelial monolayers - Role of the length of actin filaments
    Supervisor: Guillaume Charras 

  • Nanoscale clustering of CD40 by therapeutic antibodies
    Supervisor: Bart Hoogenboom

  • Exploring state changes in polarity protein PAR- 2 via single particle tracking / modelling
    Supervisor: Nathan Goehring

  • Quantitative modelling of microbial growth
    Supervisor: Shiladitya Banerjee

  • Predictive analysis of nuclear division dynamics in fission yeast
    Supervisor: Buzz Baum

  • Monitoring of VEGF internalisation via neuropilin-1 by using single molecule approaches
    Supervisor: Snezana Djordjevic

  • Single-molecule light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for imaging receptor proteins on the surface of living cells
    Supervisor: Isabel Llorente-Garcia

  • Investigate how tissue fluidity promotes epithelial wound healing
    Supervisor: Yanlan Mao

  • Biofunctionalisation of Anisotropic Iron Oxide Nanoparticles for Hyperthermia Therapy
    Supervisor: Thanh Nguyen

  • Physics of Filament Evolution
    Supervisors: Andela Saric and Buzz Baum

  • Diffusion of Virus-like Particles on Cell Surfaces
    Supervisors: Ricardo Henriques and Andela Saric

  • Two-colour light-sheet fluorescence microscopy for live cell imaging
    Supervisor: Isabel Llorente-Garcia

  • Quantitative analysis of tumour lineage interaction at the single cell level
    Supervisor: Alan Lowe

  • Development of rod-shaped superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles for hyperthermic tumour destruction
    Supervisor: Thanh Nguyen

  • In toto imaging on zebrafish epidermal patterns mediated by Notch signalling
    Supervisor: Andrew Oates

  • The architecture of collagen scaffolds probed via coarse grained computer simulations
    Supervisor: Andela Saric