Dr. Luis Morelli

Graduated in Physics, Balseiro Institute (1996), PhD in Physics, Balseiro Institute (2001). Postdoctoral position at the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy (2002-2004). Postdoctoral position at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden, Germany (2004-2007).

Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) of Argentina, since 2007. Guest scientist at the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden, Germany (2009-2012). Currently Independent Researcher at CONICET and Teaching Assistant at the Physics Department in the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences (FCEN), University of Buenos Aires (UBA). In October 2015 he joined the IBIOBA-MPSP as Max Planck-CONICET Research Group Leader of ‘Information processing in cells and biological tissues’.

Selected publications

  • K Uriu, B-K Liao, AC Oates and LG Morelli
    From local resynchronization to global pattern recovery in the zebrafish segmentation clock
    eLife 10:e61358 (2021)
  • Petrungaro G, Uriu K, Morelli LG.
    Synchronization dynamics of mobile oscillators in the presence of coupling delays
    Phys. Rev. E 99:062207 (2019).
  • Lleras-Forero L, Narayanan R, Huitema LF, VanBergen M, Apschner A, Peterson-Maduro J, Logister I, Valentin G, Morelli LG*, Oates AC*, Schulte-Merker S*.
    Segmentation of the zebrafish axial skeleton relies on notochord sheath cells and not on the segmentation clock.
    eLife 7:e33843 (2018).
  • Lengyel IM, Morelli LG.
    Multiple binding sites for transcriptional repressors can produce regular bursting and enhance noise suppression.
    Phys. Rev. E 95:042412 (2017)
  • Webb AB, Lengyel IM, Jörg DJ, Valentin G, Jülicher F, Morelli LG, Oates AC.
    Persistence, period and precision of autonomous cellular oscillators from the zebrafish segmentation clock.
    eLife 5:e08438 (2016).
  • Soroldoni D, Jörg DJ, Morelli LG, Richmond DL, Schindelin J, Jülicher F, Oates AC.
    A Doppler effect in embryonic pattern formation.
    Science 345:222–225 (2014).
  • Jörg D, Morelli LG, Ares S, Jülicher F.
    Synchronization dynamics in the presence of coupling delays and phase shifts.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 112:174101 (2014).
  • Uriu K, Ares S, Oates AC, Morelli LG.Dynamics of mobile coupled phase oscillators.
    Phys. Rev. E 87:032911 (2013).
  • Schröter C, Ares S*, Morelli LG*, Isakova A, Hens K, Soroldoni D, Gajewski M, Jülicher F, Maerkl SJ, Deplancke B, Oates AC.
    Topology and dynamics of the zebrafish segmentation clock core circuit.
    PLoS Biol. 10:e1001364 (2012).
  • Ares S*, Morelli LG*, Jörg DJ, Oates AC, Jülicher F.
    Collective modes of coupled phase oscillators with delayed coupling.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 108:204101 (2012).
  • Morelli LG, Uriu K, Ares S, Oates AC.
    Computational Approaches to Developmental Patterning.
    Science 336:187-191 (2012).
  • Oates AC, Morelli LG, Ares S.Patterning embryos with oscillations: the emerging structure, function, and dynamics of the vertebrate segmentation clock.
    Development 139:625-639 (2012).
  • Herrgen L, Ares S, Morelli LG, Schröter C, Jülicher F, Oates AC.
    Intercellular coupling regulates the period of the segmentation clock.
    Current Biology 20:1244-1253 (2010).
  • Morelli LG*, Ares S*, Herrgen L, Schröter C, Jülicher F, Oates AC.Delayed coupling theory of vertebrate segmentation.
    HFSP Journal, 3:55-66 (2009).
  • Peruani F, Morelli LG.
    Self-propelled particles with fluctuating speed and direction of motion in two dimensions.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 99:010602 (2007).
  • Morelli LG, Jülicher F.
    Precision of genetic oscillators and clocks.
    Phys. Rev. Lett. 98:228101 (2007).