Biological soft matter and biomaterials

Simple coarse-grained models inspired by soft matter can be used in biophysics. As a matter of fact, biological properties that emerge as results of the interactions between small building blocks can be described with tools of statistical mechanics. The advantage is that, for these simplified models, a numerical and/or theoretical treatment can be feasible.

- Following fluctuating signs: anomalous active superdiffusion of swimmers in anisotropic media
[J. Toner, H. Löwen and H. H. Wensink Phys. Rev. E 93, 062610 (2016)]

- Simulation and Theory of Antibody Binding to Crowded Antigen-Covered Surfaces
[C. De Michele et al.,PLoS Comput Biol. 12(3): e1004752 (2016)]

- Hard sphere-like glass transition in eye lens α-crystallin solutions
[G. Foffi et al., Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 111, 16748 (2014)]

- Hard-sphere-like dynamics in highly concentrated alpha-crystallin suspensions
[P. Vodnala et al., Phys. Rev. E 97, 020601(R) (2018)]