Physical Biology @ ICTS

We are at the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in Bangalore.

Our primary interest is to understand the physics of living systems. We seek to unravel the fundamental physical principles of morphogenesis in living systems. We are interested in mechanobiology, physics of the actomyosin cytoskeleton, active matter, and mechanochemical pattern formation. Specifically, we are keen to explore the connections between biochemical signaling, active mechanics and the geometry of shape in various biological phenomena. We are particularly fascinated by embryonic development and the role of mechanical forces and deformations/flows in these morphogenetic processes.


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We have strong collaborations with the Biological Physics group at MPIPKS, the Simons centre at the National Cenre for Biological Sciences, the biophysics group at BIOTEC, TU Dresden, the cytoskeleton and motors lab at the BSSE, IISc.

Opportunities

Faculty positions

ICTS is on the lookout for outstanding candidates to apply for faculty positions in quantitative/physical/computational biology.

Postdocs

We have openings for postdoctoral positions in our group.

Students

If you feel that understanding living systems with a physical and mathematical viewpoint is a challenge that you are up to, then contact us.

Teaching

Group members

Principal Investigator

Vijay Kumar Krishnamurthy

Postdocs

Students

Project students

Long-term visiting students

SN Bhatt summer students

Undergraduate students

Collaborators