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Young Investigators Group Dr. Jens Elgeti

Living Matter GroupThe Living Matter Group 2017
Copyright: J. Elgeti, ICS-2

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PD Dr. Jens Elgeti

Head of the Group Living Matter

Mailing address:
Forschungszentrum Jülich
D-52425 Jülich

Phone: +49 2461 61-9382
Fax: +49 2461 61-3180
E-Mail: j.elgeti@fz-juelich.de


Tobias Büscher

Doctoral researcher

E-Mail: t.buescher@fz-juelich.de

Current research:
We investigate the competition between different tissue for space in a fixed compartement using a minimalistic cell model. With particle-based simulations we focus on the influence of mechanical quantities such as pressure on the outcome of the competition. The goal is to map our results onto the growth of cancerous cells in a healthy host tissue.

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Lucas Campos

Doctoral researcher

E-Mail: l.campos@fz-juelich.de

Institute of Complex Systems
Theoretical Soft Matter and Biophysics (ICS-2/IAS-2)
Phone: +49 2461 61-4271

Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine
Structural and Functional Organization of the Brain (INM-1)
Phone: +49 2461 61-1781

Current Research:
We study the mechanics of the growing cortex, with emphasis on the emergence of brain folds. We use continuum models to study the how different mechanical aspects, such as inhomogeneities and viscosity, affect the final conformations of the brain. Our objective is to create a model that can describe the cephalic development from the early fetal stages to the developed brain at birth.


R. Hornung

Doctoral researcher

Current research:
Raphael Hornung studies growth simulations of thin sheets of soft tissue as well as bacterial colonies.
A thin sheet of soft tissue growing in confinement exhibits a buckling instability. We are interested in the interaction of pressure-dependent growth and the dynamics of the evolving buckling pattern.
In a another project Raphael investigates the growth of bacterial colonies in microfluidic devices. We want to understand the relationship between different feeding levels and resulting biomass production by analysis of bacterial flow patterns in microchannels.

Sebastian Rode

Doctoral researcher

E-Mail: s.rode@fz-juelich.de

PhD Thesis: https://kups.ub.uni-koeln.de/8270/

Debarati Sarkar

E-Mail: d.sarkar@fz-juelich.de