Maryam Aliee

Maryam Aliee

Postdoctoral Researcher
PULS group, Institut für Theoretische Physik,
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität
maryam.aliee@fau.de

Research Interests

Biophysics, Modeling of developmental biology, Physics of tissue and cancer growth, Modeling of gene regulatory networks,
Stochastic Phenomena, Computational Physics, Image analysis.

Education

  • PhD, Physics, Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme and TU Dresden, Germany, thesis grade: summa cum laude (2013)
  • MSc, Physics, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Zanjan, Iran, thesis grade: 19/20 (2008)

Research Experience

  • Since 08/2016 : Postdoc researcher in the Biophysics group at FAU working on quantitative analysis and modeling of tissue growth.
  • 09/2013 – 06/2016: Postdoc researcher at the Dep. de Reproduction et Developpement des Plantes, ENS Lyon working on Modeling of plant morphogenesis.
  • 09/2015 – 10/2015: Visitor researcher at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, in the program “Evolutionary Cell Biology”.
  • 04/2015 – 07/2015: Visitor researcher at Max-Planck-Institut für Physik komplexer Systeme (MPIPKS) working on time-evolution of clone morphology in developing tissues.
  • 10/2008 – 08/2013: PhD researcher at MPIPKS, thesis subject: “Mechanics and dynamics of compartment boundaries in developing tissues” under the supervision of Prof Frank Jülicher.
  • 07/2007 – 06/2008: Master student at IASBS, thesis subject: “Mechanical properties of an elastic polymer adsorbed by a rigid substrate”, under the supervision of Prof Ali Najafi.

Selected Publications

  • M. Michel, M. Aliee, K. Rudolf, L. Bialas, F. Jülicher, C. Dahmann, “The Selector Gene apterous and Notch Are Required to Locally Increase Mechanical Cell Bond Tension at the Drosophila Dorsoventral Compartment Boundary”, PLoS One 11, e0161668 (2016)

  • K. Rudolf, D. Umetsu, M. Aliee, L. Sui, F. Jülicher, C. Dahmann, “A local dif- ference in Hedgehog signal transduction increases mechanical cell bond tension and biases cell intercalations along the Drosophila anteroposterior compartment bound- ary”, Development 142 , 3845 (2015).

  • D. Umetsu, B. Aigouy, M. Aliee, L. Sui, S. Eaton, F. Jülicher, C. Dahmann, “Local increases in mechanical tension shape compartment boundaries by biasing cell intercalations”, Current Biology 24, 1798 (2014).

  • J. Ranft, M. Aliee, J. Prost, F. Jülicher, J.-F. Joanny, “Mechanically driven inter- face propagation in biological tissues”, New Journal of Physics 16, 035002 (2014).

  • M. Aliee, J. Röper, K. P. Landsberg, C. Pentzold, T. J. Widmann, F. Jülicher, C. Dahmann, “Physical mechanisms shaping the Drosophila dorsoventral compartment boundary”, Current Biology 22, 967-976 (2012).

  • M. Aliee, A. Najafi, “Mechanical properties of an adsorbed elastic polymer in contact with a rigid membrane”, Phys. Rev. E 78, 051802 (2008).

Teaching Experience

  • Teaching Assistant of Computational Methods in Biophysics and Soft Matter, Winter 2017.
  • Teaching Assistant of Theoretical Biophysics, Spring 2010.
  • Teaching Assistant of Advanced Hydrodynamics, Autumn 2007.
  • Teaching Assistant of Advanced Mathematics, Autumn 2003.