Prof. Marino Arroyo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

Prof. Marino Arroyo (Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya)

Two stories of pattern formation: hydraulic peeling of membranes and nematic actin organization

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30 Mar, 4:00 pm

Theory of Living Systems Webinars Series

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Abstract

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.

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