Working at the interface between theoretical physics and biology, at IST Austria

Our group is interested in understanding in search for design and physical principles in biological systems. We are interested for instance in the mechanical forces that shape embryos during development, how mechanical and biochemical signals feedback on each other to give to self-organization, or  how cells “know” how to make the right decisions at the right time and at the right place during development, homeostasis or tumor initiation.

We use methods from theoretical physics, ranging from mechanics and active hydrodynamics to population dynamics and statistical physics, to develop new generic biophysical frameworks, as well as in the context of collaborations with developmental and stem cell biologists.

Online group meetings – March 2020
Lab dinner – Jan 2019