Francis Corson

Chargé de recherche CNRS

Laboratoire de Physique de l'ENS
24, rue Lhomond
75231 Paris Cedex 05

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My research lies at the interface between nonlinear and statistical physics and biology - with a particular emphasis on development - and involves a combination of theory, modeling, and collaboration with experimentalists. Topics of interest include:

Embryonic morphogenesis
Developmental patterning
The dynamics of epithelial tissues
C. elegans locomotion
Optimal transport networks
Plant morphogenesis
Mechanical instabilities