Consortium for Biomechanics of viscoelastic flagella


The objective of the proposed work is to build an international research consortium involving groups from the CSIC, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), University of Bristol (United Kingdom), and University of Utah (United States) that will address fundamental studies in the behavior and motility of plankton and microbes, especially those where the interactions of their flexible, deformable structures with their surrounding fluid environment affects their behavior and role in the ecosystem. The four groups all have expertise in flagellar elastohydrodynamics with particular emphasys on aspects of plankton and microbiological motility and behavior.