Now closed: “Still available for start 2017: MSc and PhD Studentships for South African students”

Please note that the deadline for application for the scholarships has lapsed. A limited number of MSc and PhD studentships are available for potential students who wish to pursue graduate research in the group of Kristian Müller-Nedebock, starting in 2017. These are generously awarded by the National Research Foundation. Should you be interested in a research… Read More »

Winter School “The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules”, 4 July 2016

One of the traditional, one-day winter schools preceding the Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics this year will be on The Biophysics of Cells and Macromolecules. Please watch the conference web site for details that will be added there in the coming weeks. This year the conference is being held at the University of Cape Town.

Stellenbosch Department of Physics Open Day, 3 May 2016

The Physics Department at Stellenbosch University is again holding an open event  on 3 May 2016, starting at 17:30, with laboratory tours, demonstrations, and a public lecture. Please see  OpenDay and http://www.sun.ac.za/english/Lists/Events/DispForm.aspx?ID=3128.

Talks, posters, etc. (2015)

Recent talks and posters by Kristian Müller-Nedebock “Networks of stiff polymer chains in confined geometries” at Physical Aspects of Polymer Science (Manchester) “Dynamical networks of filaments with applications to active systems: motor attachments, linking, and stepping on filaments” seminar at University of Sheffield “Reversible network models in motor attachment, stepping and cross-linking of filaments” at EBSA… Read More »

Paper: porous media

T Jacobs, GO Lloyd, J-A Gertenbach, KK Müller-Nedebock, C Esterhuysen, and L Barbour “In situ X-ray Structural Studies of a Flexible Host Responding to Incremental Gas Loading” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 51, 4913–4916 (2012).

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 »