Göttinger Graduiertenschule für Neurowissenschaften, Biophysik und Molekulare Biowissenschaften

Dr. Azam Gholami


  • 1995–1999 Studies of Physics, Sharif University, Tehran, Iran
  • 1999–2001 Master in Physics, IASBS, Zanjan, Iran
  • 2002 Scientific visitor, RRI, Bangalore, India
  • 2003–2007 Dr. rer. nat. in Theoretical Physics, LMU, München, Germany
  • 2008–2012 Postdoctoral Researcher, MPIDS, Göttingen, Germany
  • since 2013 Project leader at MPIDS, Göttingen, Germany



Major Research Interests


    I am interested in experimental and theoretical aspects of pattern formation in colonies of Dictysotelium discoideum cells:
    - Flow-driven instabilities
    - Phase-locked patterns in the presence of external pulses of cAMP
    - Theoretical modeling and numerical simulations of flow-driven instabilities:
    -Actin-based motility
    -Computational models for cell motility and cell morphology
    -Artificial cilia and cilia-driven motility




Homepage Department/Research Group
http://www.lfpn.ds.mpg.de/biophysics/home.html


Selected Recent Publications


  • A. Gholami, O. Steinbock, V. Zykov and E. Bodenschatz (2015) Flow- driven waves and phase-locked self-organization in quasi one-dimensional colonies of Dictyostelium discoideum. Phys. Rev. Lett. 114 018103
  • A. Gholami, O. Steinbock, V. Zykov and E. Bodenschatz (2015) Flow- driven instabilities during pattern formation of Dictyostelium discoideum New J. Phys. 17 063007
  • A. Gholami, V. Zykov, O. Steinbock and E. Bodenschatz (2015) Flow- driven two-dimensional waves in colonies of Dictyostelium discoideum" New J. Phys. 17 093040
  • A. Gholami, M. Enculescu, M. Falcke (2012) Membrane waves driven by forces from actin filaments New J. Phys. 14 115002
  • M. Enculescu, A. Gholami and M. Falcke (2008) Dynamic regimes and bifurcations in a model of actin-based motility, Phys. Rev. E 78, 031915
  • A. Gholami, M. Falcke and E. Frey (2008) Velocity oscillations in actin- based motility?, New J. of Physics 10, 033022