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Efe Ilker
Postdoctoral Researcher
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems

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I am a theoretical physicist at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems. Following my PhD in Istanbul on statistical physics, I started working on biophysics problems and moved to US, then to France and recently to Germany.

Biological systems exhibit a cascade of emergent order propagating from molecular scales to the organism level and ecosystems. I study a broad spectrum of biophysical problems from mesoscale processes to ecosystems at the interface of biology, statistical physics, and soft-matter theory with a multidisciplinary collaboration network.

Some projects and research interests:

  • Metabolism and morphogenesis, tissue mechanics and controlled pattern formation

  • Bioenergetics, dynamics and evolution of biomolecular networks

  • Control of stochastic biological processes at various scales 

  • Phase separation and transport properties in active (biological) mixtures 

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