14 March 2022

Amin Doostmohammadi receives IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in Biological Physics

NBIA's Novo Nordisk Foundation Assistant Professor Amin Doostmohammadi receives the prize “For his groundbreaking contributions applying the concepts of active matter physics and topological defects in biological contexts.”

Amin works at the exciting interface between physics and biology, modeling systems as diverse as swimming bacteria, molecular motors and tissue dynamics, with focus on biological processes such as mechano-transduction and collective cell migration. His lab has now also initiated an experimental program at the Niels Bohr Institute. The main focus is on developing a suit of theoretical and computational models, along with well-designed experiments to lead innovative and collaborative projects in biophysics: of particular note Amin’s works have introduced the notions of division-induced activity, defect-mediated morphologies, and has further uncovered a mechanical route towards cell death and subsequent cell extrusion from tissues with applications to tissue regeneration and metastasis suppression.