I am Matthias Merkel, a theoretical biophysicist from Germany. In January 2019, I will start my own research group on self-organization and collective effects in living systems at the Alan Turing Centre for Living Systems (CenTuri) and the Centre de Physique Théorique (CPT) at the Université Aix-Marseille in France.
Current research interests
- Self-organization and collective dynamics in biological systems
- Mechanics and polarity dynamics in two- and three-dimensional biological tissues
- Mechanics of soft disordered systems