Sujit Kumar Nath

The effect of changing curvature on tissue flows in Drosophila embryo 

Team: Thomas Lecuit (IBDM) - Matthias Merkel (CPT) - Patrick Breier (IBDM)

His background

June 2023 - Present | CENTURI postdoctoral fellow

November 2022 - June 2023 | Postdoctoral fellow on "modelling the underlying genetic variation within a population", University of Manchester, UK

July 2019 - September 2022 | Postdoctoral fellow on "Mathematical modelling of plant gravitropism", University of Leeds, UK

August 2016 - July 2019 | Postdoctoral fellow on "Nonequlibrium statistical physics", Raman Research Institute, India

August 2009 - September 2016 | PhD on "Stochastic fluid dynamics and its application to astrophysical flows around compact objects", Indian Institute of Science, India

July 2007 - July 2009 | MSc in Applied Mathematics, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur, India

July 2004 - July 2007 | BSc in Mathematics, St. Xavier's College, University of Calcutta, India

About his Postdoctoral project

I work on mathematical modelling of the interactions of tissue flows with curvature in the fruit fly embryo, in a collaboration with an experimental developmental biology team. A combination of analytical approaches, experimental data analysis, and computer simulation will be employed to examine how tissue-scale changes in Gaussian curvature interact with cell-scale processes during fly embryogenesis. This will help us to understand the morphogenesis driven by the mechanical deformation of the embryo during the early developmental stage in Drosophila.

Collaborators: I am working in Matthias Merkel group, and collaborating with Thomas Lecuit, and Patrick Breier, who is co-supervised by Thomas Lecuit and Matthias Merkel.