University of Birmingham > Talks@bham > Theoretical Physics Seminars > Fibre-reinforced fluids: from plants to extracellular matrix and beyond

## Fibre-reinforced fluids: from plants to extracellular matrix and beyondAdd to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal - Rosemary Dyson (Birmingham Maths)
- Thursday 16 February 2017, 13:45-15:00
- Theory Library.
If you have a question about this talk, please contact Mike Gunn. Many biological systems depend on an underlying mechanical anisotropy to give the system required functional properties. This anisotropy is often created via fibres embedded within a ground matrix. For example cellulose microfibres within plant cell walls which enable directional pressure driven expansion and collagen fibres within extracellular matrix which guide cell behaviour. Similar ideas can be exploited within a synthetic biology context to investigate the properties of biological molecules via spectroscopy. We use a similar mathematical framework to study these diverse problems, which we discuss here. This talk is part of the Theoretical Physics Seminars series. ## This talk is included in these lists:Note that ex-directory lists are not shown. |
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