• Article in UK's E&T magazine on our test of Turing's theory.

  • Read Portuguese?
    O ANO DA VIRADA DE TURING covers our PNAS Turing article.

  • Seth and Irv were interviewed by RadioBoston on WBUR (Boston's NPR news station). Listen below or download here.
  • We're getting press at Brandeis NOW

  • Our Testing Turing article is available at PNAS

  • Congratulations to our newest PhDs!
    Dr. Nate Tompkins, PhD
    Dr. Ning Li, PhD
    Dr. Sathish Akella, PhD
    Dr. Rafael Cabanas, PhD
    Dr. Michael Heymann, PhD

  • Collaborators

    Overview of the group

    Our group studies a broad range of topics in Soft Matter. We utilize a variety of methods and approaches covering experiment, theory, and simulation. Our research interests lie squarely in the intersection of physics, chemistry, biology and materials science. Our lab is interdisciplinary, but we are also involved in several multi-investigator projects. Current areas of interest are Active Matter, coupled non-linear chemical oscillators, protein crystallization, microfluidics, colloidal liquid crystals, DNA - colloid self-assembly.

    3 Postdoc Openings

    Programmable Chemomechanical Materials
    (1) Experimental Polymer Chemistry or Physics (Gel Synthesis).
    (2) Experimental Soft Matter (Chemical Networks).
    (3) Computational Soft Matter (Gel ChemoMechanics).
    Start Date: January, 2016. Location: Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA
    Submit applications specifying which position you are applying for to Prof. Seth Fraden via email:

    Research Notes

    After 60 years Turing's theory of morphogenesis has finally been tested directly in the lab. We've recently published a paper testing Turing's hypothesis and demonstrated chemophysical morphogenesis in chemical cells. Click on the image for more.

    Our sponsors, research support: