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Jonas Berx


Dr. J. Berx
+31 71 527 2727

I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Medical Systems Biophysics and Bioengineering (MSBB) group led by Prof. Dr. Alireza Mashaghi Tabari. My background is in non-equilibrium statistical mechanics and mathematical physics, which I now apply to solve problems in biophysics. In the MSBB group, I am mainly focused on studying the theoretical foundations of Circuit Topology, in particular for multichain polymer systems. To this end, I use a combination of mathematical techniques (e.g., knot theory, braiding, set theory) and numerical simulations of biopolymers. During my PhD at the KU Leuven in Belgium, I developed a technique - the BLUES function method, to analytically approximate solutions of nonlinear differential equations. I also studied geometrical properties of surfaces fomed by the hierarchical size-dependent deposition of particles on a flat substrate. After finishing my PhD, I did a brief postdoc at the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organisation in Germany, where I studied driven scalar active matter confined in a periodic potential, which undergoes a Bose-Einstein-like condensation transition when a diffusivity edge is present. Subsequently, I returned to the KU Leuven and revisited the hierarchical deposition model in the context of visibility algorithms, allowing geometrical properties to be translated into graph-theoretical quantities that can be used for a dual description of the underlying surface profile.

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  • Science
  • Leiden Academic Centre for Drug Research
  • LACDR/Pharmacology


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