In an effort to gain a better understanding of the bacterial invasion, we have recently begun to use a new technique to investigate the organization and functionality of bacterial systems that differ only in their mechanical properties.
To learn more about the types of projects that we are interested in, see:
F. Kempf, R. Mueller, E. Frey, J. M. Yeomans, A. Doostmohammadi, Active matter invasion, Soft Matter, 2019.
A. Doostmohammadi, S. P. Thampi, J. M. Yeomans, Defect-mediated morphologies in a growing cell colony, Phys. Rev. Lett., 2016.