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Ph.D. Seyed Hamid Seyed Allaei

Offered Bachelor’s or Master’s Theses Topics

Studying the bacterial life cycle and morphology using flow cytometry

The flow cytometer is an optical device that can measure cell properties at a single cell level with a high throughput. The aim of this Master thesis is to explore the dynamics of bacterial populations using flow cytometry to address the following questions: How does a cell population change at the onset of growth arrest? What are the dynamics of cellular viability during starvation? Do bacteria uniformly die under starvation or are there growing subpopulations? Can one accurately infer morphological information from flow cytometry data? How can cell dynamics under starvation be modeled with the help of stochastic processes?

suitable as
  • Master’s Thesis Biophysics
Supervisor: Ulrich Gerland
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