We study molecules, cells, and organisms as living machines: imperfectly optimized products of natural selection which consume energy to achieve specific goals. Our research covers a wide range of areas, from protein function, computational cell biology and evolution, and the physics of active systems, to morphology and control in animals and machines. A successful exploration of biological questions needs a strong two-way interaction between mathematical theories and experiments. We have very close collaborations with a number of experimental labs at NCBS and elsewhere, and our current research covers themes across many length and timescales.

Molecular and cellular dynamicsCellular communitiesComputer science interface

Physics of Life 2016, the 4th NCBS-Simons Monsoon school

National Centre for Biological Sciences                                                            The Simons Foundation