24. 05. 2019 Issue 66
Revealing the Secret Pattern of Cell Movement

Professor Wu Yilin of Department of Physics discovered that bacteria, which seem to randomly move, in fact go in a similar speed and oscillate in predictable elliptical spheres when individual movements of each cell are filtered out from the defocusing images. It is revealed by physical tracers and image-processing techniques that the weak individual interactions of bacteria will drive each other to form a similar group orbit, which lead to a loose pattern of collective oscillation.


Apart from sharing the findings earlier in Nature, Professor Wu continues to search for the clues explaining the formation and structure of bacterial biofilms, which could help suggest ways to affect antibiotic resistance, treat cancer-tumor cells dispersion and migration inside body, and more importantly, provide insights to the research in ecology and human health.


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Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award cum Student Awards Presentation Ceremony
Faculty Retreat
Science Career Fair 2019
15th Lau Oi Wah Memorial Science Lecture Series
Hong Kong SciFest 2019
Meeting with Dean of College of Science of United Arab Emirates University
JUPAS Interviews for SCIENCE New Intake
Discovering a Small Molecule to Restrain Neurodegeneration
AoE Project to Study Fundamental Structure of Matter
Revealing the Secret Pattern of Cell Movement
Announcing The World's First Reference-Grade Wild Soybean Genome
Unleashing the Potential of Mushrooms
2019 Class of Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics Fellow
The 47th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva
Collaboration between Plant Hormone and Vesicular Transport Regulatory Protein for Crop Tolerance Improvement
Verifying the Existence of Ultralight Bosons with a Single Gravitational-wave Measurement
Adopting Intercropping as a Sustainable Farming Alternative
University's 2018 Long Service Awards
International Mathematics Competition
Innovation and Technology Scholarship Award Scheme 2019
International Collegiate Programming Contest

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