Prof. Marino Arroyo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)
Two stories of pattern formation: hydraulic peeling of membranes and nematic actin organization
Time & Location
30 Mar, 4:00 pm
Theory of Living Systems Webinars Series
About the Event
Active self-organization is central to biological organization and function across scales. In this talk, I will discuss our attempts to understand two different instances of pattern formation in cells through mathematical and computational modeling. First, I will focus on the physical mechanisms controlling patterning of hydraulic delaminations at cell adhesions, relevant to some morphogenetic processes and to tissue cohesion under hydraulic stress. Second, I will show how active self-organization can explain a diversity of actin nematic architectures.