Prior to this, I was a postdoctoral researcher at The University of Western Australia for two years. I read the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge for both undergraduate and Part III, and stayed at Cambridge for my Ph.D. with Prof. Ray Goldstein on cytoplasmic streaming and self-organisation of active matter.
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics,
Centre for Mathematical Sciences,
University of Cambridge,
Cambridge, CB3 0WA, U.K.
Networks pervade nature at many length scales, transporting both physical matter or virtual information. Combining network structures with active biological constituents leads to fascinating topologically-dependent global behaviours, which I study through multi-disciplinary modelling approaches.
Biological systems often rely on the properties of so-called active matter, where many small agents interact to produce behaviour on large scales. I am interested in modelling the collective motion and self-organisation of these systems, such as suspensions of molecular motors or bacteria.
Soft matter in biology is inextricably coupled with hydrodynamics; tissues and cells are typically saturated with fluid, which lends them their core dynamical properties. I study fundamental problems in creeping flow and porous media in order to better understand these properties.
Francis G. Woodhouse, Aden Forrow, Joanna B. Fawcett, and Jörn Dunkel, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 113, 8200-8205 (2016)
Bruce S. Gardiner, Francis G. Woodhouse, Thor F. Besier, Alan J. Grodzinsky, David G. Lloyd, Lihai Zhang, and David W. Smith, Annals of Biomedical Engineering 44, 222-233 (2016)
Francis G. Woodhouse, Bruce S. Gardiner, and David W. Smith, Journal of Theoretical Biology 368, 102-112 (2015)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA) 110, 14132-14137 (2013)
Cover image for issue 35
Aurelia R. Honerkamp-Smith, Francis G. Woodhouse, Vasily Kantsler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 111, 038103 (2013)
Cover image for issue 3
Hugo Wioland, Francis G. Woodhouse, Jörn Dunkel, John O. Kessler, and Raymond E. Goldstein, Physical Review Letters 110, 268102 (2013)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein,
Physical Review Letters 109, 168105 (2012)
Highlighted in a Physics Focus by P. Ball, Physics 5, 117 (2012)
Francis G. Woodhouse and Raymond E. Goldstein, Journal of Fluid Mechanics 705, 165-175 (2012)