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EMBO Young Investigator

Edouard Hannezo

Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST), Klosterneuburg | Austria

YIP 2020–2024

Physical principles in biological systems

Our group is interested in biophysical theories and design principles of self-organization in biology, at various scales. We use tools from fluid mechanics, statistical physics as well as soft matter, to answer questions such as how cytoskeletal elements, which generate forces within cells, self-organize to produce complex spatio-temporal patterns, or how the complex architecture of branched organs derive from simple local rules.

Keywords: Theoretical biophysics / tissue mechanics / cytoskeleton / stem cell fate / branching morphogenesis / reaction-diffusion

Subject area(s): Development | Structural Biology & Biophysics | Systems Biology