We are theorists and experimentalists working at the interface of physics, chemistry, biology and computer science. Our research focuses on soft matter (colloids, polymers, liquid crystals, granular matter, thin sheets...), active matter (self-propelled colloids, swimming droplets, walking grains, swarms of robots... ) and molecular systems (DNA, RNA, enzymes...). We study various aspects of these systems such as topology, self-assembly, interfaces, information processing, evolution..., while also developing general theoretical methods. The name Gulliver captures the diversity of scales that are studied in the lab.

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News

Maher Ben Khaled joins Gulliver as postdoctoral researcher

We welcome Maher Ben Khaled who joins the lab to collaborate with Yannick Rondelez and Professor Ludwik Leibler on the project Enzymatic (...)


Hedi Karoui joins Gulliver as postdoctoral researcher

Post-doc Hedi Karoui has joined Gulliver to work on Micro RNA detection with micro fluidics droplets, in Guillaume Gines’s team.

Gulliver travel to LOMA

Gulliver could finally make its traditionnal travel this September, after a first attempt cancelled because of the sanitary crisis related to (...)


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Publications

Lessons from Biomass Valorization for Improving Plastic-Recycling Enzymes

Synthetic polymers such as plastics exhibit numerous advantageous properties that have made them essential components of our daily lives, with... (...)


Mean arc theorem for exploring domains with randomly distributed arbitrary closed trajectories

A remarkable result from integral geometry is Cauchy’s formula, which relates the mean path length of ballistic trajectories randomly... (...)


Branching processes with resetting as a model for cell division

We study the stochastic thermodynamics of cell growth and division using a theoretical framework based on branching processes with resetting. Cell ... (...)


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