An article by postdoc Matthias Merkel and Lisa Manning was published in the New Journal of Physics as a Fast Track Communication. In this article, we develop a model for confluent 3D tissues and study a solid-fluid transition that is controlled by a minimal surface of 3D cellular packings.
Our article “Cell volume changes contribute to epithelial morphogenesis in zebrafish Kupffer’s vesicle” was published in the Journal eLife. This work results from our ongoing collaboration with the Jeff Amack lab (Upstate Medical, Syracuse) and involved group members Matthias Merkel, Jonathan Dawson, and Lisa Manning.
Postdoctoral associate Matthias Merkel was awarded the postdoctoral speaker award by the APS Group for Statistical and Nonlinear Physics (GSNP). He presented his work on a rigidity transition in three-dimensional confluent tissues in a dedicated award session at the APS March Meeting in New Orelans.
Matthias Merkel, postdoc in the Manning group, has received the Otto Hahn Medal from the Max Planck Society on June 15 in Saarbrücken, Germany. The price was awarded for his dissertation on epithelial remodeling and polarity reorientation.
Group postdoc Matthias Merkel will be awarded the Otto Hahn Medal by the Max-Planck Society for his dissertation on remodeling and polarity reorientation in epithelial tissues. He will receive the award mid June 2016 in Saarbrücken, Germany.