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About: kjchalut

Biography:
I am a Royal Society Research Fellow and group leader at the Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge. I have a PhD in physics, and have been working the last years on investigating the physical biology of embryonic stem cells and pluripotency.
Website:
http://www.stemcells.cam.ac.uk/researchers/principal-investigators/kevin-chalut

Posts by kjchalut:

Nuclear sponges in embryonic stem cells

Posted by on June 17th, 2014

Once upon a time, physicists got curious about the cytoskeleton. They characterised the cytoskeleton – using tools of soft matter, statistical and polymer physics – as a mesoscale material whose physical properties govern its dynamics. They showed that the cytoskeleton is an interconnected scaffold that, depending on the time scale, can behave like a shape-morphing[…]