Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg

Anil Kumar Dasanna

Research Interests

    • Physics of cell
    • Red blood cells
    • Blood flow
    • Multi scale modeling
    • Polymer physics
    • Physics of DNA
    • Microswimmers

Short Vita

    since October 2013
    Postdoc at Universität Heidelberg (Germany), Institute for Theoretical Physics under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schwarz
    September 2013
    PhD in Biophysics with Prof. Manoel Manghi and Prof. Nicolas Destainville at Laboratoire de Physique Théorique, Toulouse (France)
    August 2010
    Project assistant with Prof. Madan Rao at National Centre for biological sciences, Bangalore (India) and also worked with Prof. Somdatta Sinha at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabd (India)
    August 2009
    Masters in Physics at Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (India)

PhD Thesis


    • Aridaman Pandit*, Anil K.Dasanna*, Somdatta Sinha Multifractal analysis of HIV-1 genomes, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 62 (2012) 756 (*-equal contribution)
    • Anil K.Dasanna, Nicolas Destainville, John Palmeri and Manoel Manghi Strand diffusion-limited closure of denaturation bubbles in DNA, Europhysics Letters, 98, (2012) 38002
    • Anil K.Dasanna, Nicolas Destainville, John Palmeri and Manoel Manghi Slow closure of denaturation bubbles in DNA: twist matters, Phys.Rev.E, 87, (2013) 052703
    • Gesa Helms*, Anil K.Dasanna*, Ulrich S Schwarz, Michael Lanzer Modeling cytoadhesion of Plasmodium falciparum‐infected erythrocytes and leukocytes—common principles and distinctive features, FEBS Letters, 590 (2016) 1955-1971 (*-equal contribution)
    • Mailin Waldecker, Anil K.Dasanna Differential time‐dependent volumetric and surface area changes and delayed induction of new permeation pathways in P. falciparum‐infected hemoglobinopathic erythrocytes, Cellular Microbiology, 19 (2) (2017)
    • Anil K.Dasanna, Christine Lansche, Michael Lanzer, Ulrich S Schwarz Rolling Adhesion of Schizont Stage Malaria-Infected Red Blood Cells in Shear Flow, Biophysical Journal, 112 (2017) 1908-1919


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