Bioengineering Hyperbook

Department of Bioengineering


Category: Migration and Navigation

The Biophysics of Volvox

protist, algae, hydrodynamic interaction, phototaxis, embryo inversion

Robinson Libman, Meryem Louni, Ryan McGibbon, Ali Najjar

An Investigation of the Physical Properties of Gonium

Flagellar motion, phototaxis, colonies, eyespot optics, helical propulsion, protist

Andrew D’Argenio, Breanna D’Ettorre, Lucas Elliott, Joseph Gad

The Physics of Foraminifera

Environmental pressure, reproductive strategy, vertical migration, strength rigidity and elasticity, pseudopodia, tests or shell geometry, openings

Carolyn Denton, Emma Bussiéres, Rachel Jiang, Reno Thompson

Mathematical Analysis of Amoebas

motility, crystal, optimization, maze-solving, swarm, oxidation

Hailey Jukes, Adele Omichinski, Nicholas Da-Costa-Bastidas, Gil Qin

Copepods Through the Lens of Math

Low-Reynolds, swimming, diel vertical migration, reflectance, molting, coloration, crustacean

Johanna Turton, Melodi Rousset, Philippe Mercier, Tanjin Sultana

Discussion of Nature’s Design Solutions in Tintinnids: Masters of Microzooplankton Survival

Tintinnids, plankton, geometry, buoyancy, swimming, aquatic ecosystems

Alexa Bailey, Lou Cubberly, Margaux-Blondin Routhier, Niall Slack-Watkins

Magnetic Marvels: A Mathematical Exploration of Magnetotactic Bacteria

Magnetotactic bacteria, crystals, symmetry, geometry, statistical mechanics, chemotaxis

Alex Gagnon, Catriona Kirk, Jason Li, Sofian Martinais

A Physical Analysis of Magnetotactic Bacteria: Nature’s Microscopic Compass as a Solution to a Motile Biotope

Magnetotactic bacteria, phototaxis, aerotaxis, sensing, fluid dynamics, swimming

Alex Gagnon, Catriona Kirk, Jason Li, Sofian Martinais

Physical Principles Governing the Movement of Dinoflagellates and The Implications for Their Interactions in Aquatic Ecosystems

Dinoflagellates, flagella, swimming, kinematics, Reynolds number, fluid dynamics

Thalia Azadian, Arda Barlas, Sophia Chen, Simon Girard

Mathematical Models of Diatoms: Understanding Their Complex Shape, Reproduction and Chain Formation

Diatoms, geometry, Gielis formula, structural functionality, fractals

Peter Matthews-Crochetiere, Daniel Ibrahim, Wenan Liao, Cedric Mackay

Frustules: Design solutions in Diatoms

Diatoms, frustules, elasticity, light properties, buoyancy

Peter Matthews-Crochetiere, Daniel Ibrahim, Wenan Liao, Cedric Mackay

The Physical Properties and Interactions of Coccolithophores

Coccolithophores, calcification, vestigial haptonema, buoyancy, carbon cycle, geology

Megan Farrow, Zackary Murphy, Minh Tri Pham, Jia Yi Yu