My name is Max Deforet.

I am a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Jean Perrin, Sorbonne Université, in Paris (France).
(Before, I was a postdoc at MSKCC, New York)

I investigate physical processes in biological systems, with a strong focus on the role of spatial structure and the emergence of collective motility.

My experimental system of choice is swarming motility in the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

I recently described (preprint) how bacteria could alter their mechanical environment over long distances.
Before, I explored the growth-dispersal interplay in invasive processes (including in cancer metastasis).
I worked on spatially-constrained collective cell migration, in various geometries (PhD project).

The list of my publications is available on Google Scholar and ORCID.

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