A Collaborative & Diverse Group



Principal Investigator

Amin holds an Assistant Professorship at the Niels Bohr International Academy. He also has a cross-appointment as a Specially Appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioengineering in Osaka University, Japan.               
Before joining NBI, Amin held a Royal 1851 Research Fellowship at Oxford University's Rudolph Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics.



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Yavor joined the NBI after a brief postdoc with Julia Yeomans in the Oxford Physics Department. He also obtained his doctorate in Physical & Theoretical Chemistry at Oxford and prior to that did his Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees at the University of Sofia in Bulgaria. Yavor uses computational and analytical methods to study soft matter systems such as polymeric aggregates and thin liquid films.



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Chandana obtained her Ph.D. degree from the university of Calcutta, 

India on Theoretical Soft Condensed Matter Physics. Prior to that she did  

B.Sc. and M.Sc in Physics from Visva-Bharati University. After finishing 

Ph.D. she joined the group of Prof. Itamar Procaccia at the Weizmann 

Institute of Science as a Postdoctoral Fellow. After working there for 

four years she moved to Denmark and joined NBI as a postdoc. Chandana

is interested in studying active soft matter systems using computational 

and analytical methods.



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Natascha holds a PhD in Biophysics from the University of Copenhagen which she obtained after finishing her MSc in Physics from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

After a postdoc in Alexander Dunn's group at the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, she returned to the Niels Bohr Institute for another postdoc.

Natascha is interested in studying cellular dynamics using a combination of single cell manipulation and advanced imaging techniques.



Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Mathias works on regulation and signalling in biological organisms. He has previously studied dynamical properties of regulatory proteins and how this can be used as a way to control groups of genes. He plans to shed light on how cells can use physical signals to control their production.


Aleksandra Ardaseva

Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Aleksandra Ardaseva received her Ph.D. from the Mathematical Institute at the University of Oxford. Her doctoral work focused on studying evolutionary adaptation strategies of cancer cells in dynamic environments using analytical and numerical techniques. After that, she joined the Active Intelligent Matter Group where her work is focused on modelling physico-chemical coupling in active biological matter.



PhD Student

Benjamin is  using a combination of numerical and analytical methods to study systems of active matter. Prior to this, Benjamin obtained both his master’s and bachelor’s degree from NBI, the former on the topic of complex systems physics and the phenomenon of fully developed turbulence in 2D as well as 3D.



Master Student

Salik is a biophysics graduate student at the Niels Bohr Institute, where he also did his bachelor’s degree. He will be working on a project on active nematics, using computational and analytical means to investigate self-pumping fluids.