University of Dundee

Latest News for 06/2020

March 2020

  • Velocity fields in simulated cell sheets - SPV model simulation at τ = 200, cell outlines in white
    16 Mar 2020

    A new theory on collective cell migration has been published in Nature Communications this week. This collaborative work from Rastko Sknepnek, a Senior Lecturer in Physics based in Life Sciences and Science and Engineering in the University, Silke Henkes from the University of Bristol and Eric Bertin from Universite Grenoble Alpes provides new details on this process which is important in embryonic development, organ regeneration and wound healing.

  • Patterning of actomyosin clusters - actin (red) and myosin (green)
    12 Mar 2020

    An interdisciplinary study investigating cell membrane dynamics has been published in Science Advances. The multi-institute collaboration involved Rastko Sknepnek, a Senior Lecturer in Physics based in Life Sciences and Science and Engineering in the University and was led by Satyajit Mayor and Madan Rao, both from the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India.

July 2017

  • Dr Rastko Sknepnek
    03 Jul 2017

    A video featuring an interview with Dr Sknepnek and a model of the cellular mosh pit in action can be seen at https://uod.box.com/s/dzdr3p1b4fw8suuvcs8yrr5fuxy14ea3. Researchers led by the University of Dundee have developed a way of exploring a ‘cellular mosh pit’ that may shed light on processes such as embryo development, wound healing and cancer growth.