Considering doing research in our group?

By | 30/08/2016

We welcome interest in joining the post-graduate research programme in this group. Please peruse the pages on this site to see what kind of research on this site.

For 2018 and beyond the efforts in the group will focus on the following issues:

  • Active matter (in particular further exploration of motility assays, active gels, etc.)
  • Confined networks (computer simulations and analytical calculations on the distribution of filaments within confined environments). An important task will be the development of image processing algorithms and detailed interpretations of experiments (various types of microscopy). This project has close collaboration with experimentalist colleagues in Stellenbosch and the UK.
  • Mitochondrial networks or autophagy: computer modelling from general flow properties to detailed simulations.

Interested persons should have a strong background in statistical physics and some field theoretical techniques. As can be seen from the projects descriptions above strong computational skills are also required. The field is fast-moving and challenging which requires extremely dedicated and capable scientific minds!

To apply or enquire about a graduate position: Please include in your initial query a detailed academic record (listing specifically the quantum mechanics and statistical physics texts you studied), a CV, as well as a paragraph or two why you would like to do research in the specific fields of the research group.

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