The Cell and Developmental Biology Subgroup is highlighting the poster prize winners of the 2022 European Conference on Mathematical and Theoretical Biology in a series of blog posts. There were three recipients of poster prizes: Jelle van der Voort, Svetlana Petrenko (this post), and Yiteng Dang. We hear from Svetlana Petrenko in this post.
Svetlana Petrenko, Research Fellow at University College London, United Kingdom
Prize poster: Influence of the free energy form on modelling of biosilica patterns formation in diatoms
I am a Research Fellow in the Department of Mathematics at UCL. I completed my PhD in 2021 at Ecole Polytechnique in France. My dissertation work was on chemo-mechanical couplings in inelastic solids. In February 2022 I joined UCL where my research work focus on mathematical modelling of diatom frustule morphogenesis and evolution of shape. My research interest fields include: Solid mechanics, Mathematical biology, Material homogenization, Multiphysics coupling, Continuum mechanics, Thermodynamics.
Svetlana Petrenko's poster titled 'Influence of the free energy form on modelling of biosilica patterns formation in diatoms' received a prize at ECMTB/SMB 2022.