Alexander John Lea

Student studying Physics and Chemistry, Durham University

About Alexander John Lea

Laidlaw Research and Leadership Scholar. Third year undergraduate student at Durham university, studying for a Master's in physics and chemistry. The aim of my research project is to develop a computational model to determine the forces and distances between membrane-bound and membrane-less organelles within cells. This research will provide a quantitative insight into the organisation within cells, which may have important consequences in our understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Outside of my studies I enjoy board-games, hill-walking and science outreach.

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Durham University

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Research Proposal - Elastocapillarity: An investigation into the distances and forces between membrane-bound and membrane-less organelles within living cells.

I am in the first year of my scholarship, working under the supervision of Dr Kusumaatmaja. Here is my research proposal which was drafted before my research took place. A lot has changed since then, particularly the methodology being used (I am now helping to build our own program).

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