PoreLab lecture with PhD candidate Harish Pruthviraj Jain from Njord Center

Welcome to the next PoreLab lecture!

Who: Harish Pruthviraj Jain, PhD candidate at Njord center, UiO

Harish started as a PhD at Njord Center at UiO on October 1st, 2023. His PhD is part of the CompSci-project which has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant.

When: Wednesday March 6th at 13:00 (Norway time).


Harish will give us an in-person talk in the Kelvin room (PoreLab Oslo) and in the common room (PoreLab Trondheim). From anywhere else, you will be able to join via the following Zoom link:

Title: Active Reorganisation in Tissues

Abstract: Collective motion of cells, which is essential in processes like wound healing, embryogenesis and cancer metastasis among others, remains poorly understood. It can be shown that the collective motion can be broken down into two components that preserve and break neighbourhood topology of cells. The mixing of active cells within a tissue is directly related to the number of times the neighbourhood topology changes, and this behaviour might be universal in several different regimes of cell material properties and cell motion. It remains to be seen if this can be extended to all dense systems that involve particles moving relative to each other.