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CeNS Colloquium

Date: 19.11.2021, Time: 15:30h

Opens external link in new windowFaculty of Physics, Kleiner Physikhörsaal N020

Active dynamics of biological surfaces across scales

Dr. Anna Erzberger, EMBL Heidelberg

Active surfaces in living systems undergo complex shape dynamics. Across scales, different biological regulatory mechanisms control non-uniform active stress fields that drive flows and deformations on the surface. Often, the resulting shape changes affect the biological processes themselves, giving rise to feedback. I will present examples from the cellular and multicellular scale, where the coupling between biologically regulated active stresses and the resulting shape changes drives pattern formation and morphogenesis, and discuss how morphological feedback loops may give rise to biological function.

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