PEOPLE Faculty
ICTS-TIFR, Bengaluru
Area of Research:  Physical Biology and Soft Condensed Matter Physics
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  vijaykumar  ictsresin

Education and employment :

Research interests :
Mechanobiology, Physics of the Actomyosin Cytoskeleton, Active Mechanical Processes in Developmental Biology, Mechanochemical Pattern formation, Soft Condensed Matter Physics, Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics.

Understanding biological systems through the lens of classical statistical physics and soft condensed matter physics is the primary research interest of the group. Current focus is on mechanochemical pattern formation as relevant to morphogenetic processes in developing embryos. We are interested in how mechanochemical patterns are involved in (i) the emergence of cell polarity, (ii) axis establishment in early embryogenesis, (iii) tissue deformations...etc.

We are also a Max Planck partner group working in collaboration with the Biological Physics group at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems in Dresden, Germany.


See the biophysics group page for more details.


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