Theoretical/Mechanical Forces

Mathematical models describe systems in a quantitative manner, can simulate their behavior and hence may predict unseen properties. We are using mathematical modelling to probe the potential role of mechanical forces in growth control. In addition we are devising experimental approaches to be able to provide experimental data to refine the models and to challenge hypotheses that might arise from these models.

This effort has been carried out in close collaboration with the group of Christof Aegerter and was part of the Systems X initiative.