Category Archives: Group members and collaborators

Group member: Somiéalo Azote

Somiéalo Azote joins the group in September 2015 to pursue a PhD, working on mechanical properties of collections of cells. Currently Somiéalo is working on the role of cytoskeletal networks in the elastic response of cells. Eventually this will be coupled into a model for tissues. We are grateful for generous funding of her studies… Read More »

Professor Sir Sam Edwards

In the daily scientific activities of this research group, the scientific insights and methods of Professor Sir Sam Edwards are very frequently employed.  We use his theoretical tools when studying networks or topology of polymers, and the understanding of the dynamics of polymers is forever influenced by his magnificent insights. We remember a truly great… Read More »

Collaborator: Ben Loos

Dr Ben Loos (Dept of Physiological Sciences at Stellenbosch University) has a long-standing interest in the molecular mechanisms that control cell death susceptibility. His research centres around protein degradative mechanisms and their dynamics, transport and function of mitochondria along tubulin networks and their role in neuronal degeneration and migration.  His research group utilizes in vitro… Read More »

Kristian Müller-Nedebock

Kristian Müller-Nedebock is a physicist, employed as Professor in the Department of Physics at Stellenbosch University.  His route to the current position in Stellenbosch included a PhD at the Cavendish Laboratory from the University of Cambridge and several years as a post-doctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz. Ph.D. (Cambridge),… Read More »