Pietro Cicuta

Pietro Cicuta
Title:
Dr
First Name:
Pietro
Last Name:
Cicuta
Letters:
Laurea (Milan), PhD
College Position:
Lecturer and Director of Studies in Physics
University Position:
Lecturer in Physics
Subject:
Physics
Fellow Type:
Active Fellow
Interests:

I am interested in the structure and mechanics of soft materials, and in various questions motivated by biology, in the spirit of ``biological physics''. There are strong synergies between these two themes. The research I carry out in my group is predominantly but not exclusively experimental. For example, we use (and sometimes develop) instrumentation: optical tweezers, microrheology, advanced confocal microscopy and image analysis methods. These are deployed to characterise dynamics both in colloidal (liquid interfaces; membranes; gels) and cellular systems (gene expression in bacteria; growth of unicellular organisms in microenvironments; pathogen invasion of cells, inclusing Malaria).

Location:
A13
Telephone:
01223 337462
Mobile:
0
Fax:
01223 337000
Email Address:
pc245@cam.ac.uk
Website:
http://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/people/cicutap.php