Mesoscopic Physics of Living Systems

Welcome to the Mesoscopic Physics of Living Systems group

The Statistical Physics of Living Systems group was started in 2017 and is embedded into the Biological Physics division of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems and the Center for Systems Biology in Dresden (Germany). The group maintains close collaborations with experimental groups on the local and international level.

Differences in active stress in biphasic (e.g. poroelastic) matter can trigger instabilities and various patterns
Novel phase transition in phase separating systems in the presence of concentration gradients
Competition between the spatial regulator MEX-5 and P granule proteins about mRNA can explain the positioning of P granules
Simulations unravel the physics underlying bacterial colony merging
Droplet ripening in concentration gradients leads to droplet drift and a moving dissolution boundary
Liquid droplet can divide in the presence of chemical reactions: A model for protocells?
Kinetic Theory can account for the assembly of bacterial colonies
Particles of equal size but with different diffusivities can demix