Stanard Mebwe Pachong and Kristian Müller-Nedebock “Active force maintains the stability of a contractile ring” European Physical Journal E (2017) 40:91 DOI:10.1140/epje/i2017-11581-9 We discuss how motors in the contractile ring bring about its stability, separating the effects of the activity and the networking.
Ms Stanard Mebwe Pachong shall be presenting the public part of her Ph.D. defence at 09:00 on Wednesday, 26 April 2017. Venue: Seminar Room of the Merensky Building for Physics.
Stanard Mebwe Pachong joined the group to pursue her PhD on dynamics of networks with active cross-linkers. She was previously at AIMS Senegal. We are grateful to the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World for her generous funding.
S Banerjee, MC Marchetti, KK Müller-Nedebock “Motor-driven dynamics of cytoskeletal filaments in motility assays” Physical Review E 84 011914 (2011) DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.84.011914
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