I am an EMBO long-term fellow in the Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics at the University of Oxford working with Julia Yeomans.
My scientific interests are exploring how the natural world flows around and within us. I use computational tools to simulate soft condensed matter systems, particularly biologically relevant situations. I'm generally interested in the perspective of “life as condensed matter”.
Two seemingly disassociated branches of biophysics have blossomed over the last decade: The importance of molecular motors on the elastic properties of the cytoskeleton is now widely appreciated and the fascinating collective behaviour of suspensions of motile cells have been studied in depth. By recognizing the common elements of these trends, my research attempts to advance the field of sub-cellular active fluids.