There are open Post-doc positions and a PhD position in biophysics/soft matter/fluid mechanics. The projects are primarily on theoretical and numerical work, in close collaboration with experimentalists. If you are interested please apply at apply at, or contact me for any questions.
There are several oportunities for Master's thesis projects within multiphase flow, soft matter physics or biologically inspired problems. There are also possibilities for internship within the same fields at the Mechanics Division at the Department of Mathematics at UiO.
How cells sense, respond to, and remember varying environmental stimuli is only just beginning to be understood. We identify a directional memory in chemotactic neutrophil-like cells, which allows cells to orient in environments with low signal gradients. We model this memory by distinct time scales of chemical sensing and cytoskeletal dynamics, pointing to a general strategy for robust behavioral dynamics in cellular systems.
Immune cells use membane bound proteins and their dynamic organization for intercellular communication, a process essential for an accurate immmune response. We have developed a new model for intercellular adhesion, highlighting the interplay between passive physics and active biological processes in the transmembrane protein dynamics.
Singularities are common to many problems in fluid dynamics and we investigate a new class of singularities at contact between elastic interfaces.