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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge in the group of Prof. Raymond Goldstein

I use microfluidics and microscopy along with ideas from Soft  Matter Physics and Statistical Mechanics to answer questions at the interface of Physics and Biology. My research interests include microbial motility and ecology. In particular, I am fascinated by the ability of microbes to survive in vastly different environmental conditions.

Selected Publications

Swimming statistics of cargo loaded single bacteria

Praneet Prakash*, A. Z. Abdulla, V. Singh, M. Varma *Corresponding Author

Soft Matter, 16: 9499-9505, 2020

Tuning the torque-speed characteristics of the bacterial flagellar motor to enhance swimming speed

Praneet Prakash, A. Z. Abdulla, V. Singh, M. Varma

Phys. Rev. E, 100: 62609, 2019

Fluorescence recovery after photobleaching in ultrathin polymer films#

Praneet Prakash, S. Pahal, M. Varma #Cover Page Article

Mac. Chem. Phy., 219: 1700543, 2018

Trapping and pinning of colloidal microspheres over glass substrates using surface features

Praneet Prakash, M. Varma

Scientific Reports, 7: 15754, 2017

Research Group

Biological Physics and Mechanics




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