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Department of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080
United States
Office: 3107

Institute of Genomic Biology
206 West Gregory Drive
Urbana, IL 61801
United States
Office: 3409

tommaso.biancalani at gmail.com
tbiancal at illinois.edu


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Our "light-hearted" video: A bistable case

About me

The aim of my research is to analyze the statistical behavior of biological populations using analytical and computational techniques from non-equilibrium statistical physics and stochastic processes. Generally speaking, I am interested in cases where it is not immediately clear how the collective behavior of the population emerges from the interactions between single entities. I keep my range of interests quite broad, but usually focus on problems from ecology, evolutionary dynamics and genetics. My current project is devoted to understand the role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of primitive cells.


10 - T. Biancalani and M. Assaf
Genetic Toggle Switch in the Absence of Cooperative Binding: Exact Results
arXiv SM

9 - T. Biancalani, L. DeVille and N. Goldenfeld
Framework for analyzing ecological trait-based models in multidimensional niche spaces
Phys. Rev. E 91, 052107 (2015)
Published arXiv SM

8 - T. Biancalani, L. Dyson and A. J. McKane
The Statistics of Fixation Times for Systems with Recruitment
J. Stat. Mech. (2015) P01013
Published arXiv SM

7 - T. Biancalani, L. Dyson and A. J. McKane
Noise-Induced Bistable States and Their Mean Switching Time in Foraging Colonies
Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 038101 (2014)
Published arXiv Code Video

6 - M. Asllani, T. Biancalani, D. Fanelli and A. J. McKane
The linear noise approximation for reaction-diffusion systems on networks
Eur. Phys. J. B (2013) 86: 476
Published arXiv

5 - D. Fanelli, A. J. McKane, G. Pompili, B. Tiribilli, M. Vassalli and T. Biancalani
Diffusion of two molecular species in a crowded environment: theory and experiments
Phys. Biol. 10 (2013) 045008
Published arXiv

4 - A. J. McKane, T. Biancalani and T. Rogers
Stochastic pattern formation and spontaneous polarisation: the linear noise approximation and beyond
Bull. Mat. Bio. (2013) DOI:10.1007/s11538-013-9827-4
Published arXiv

3 - T. Biancalani, T. Rogers and A. J. McKane
Noise-induced metastability in biochemical networks
Phys. Rev. E 86, Rapid Communication, 010106 (2012)
Published arXiv

2 - T. Biancalani, T. Galla and A. J. McKane
Stochastic waves in a Brusselator model with nonlocal interactions
Phys. Rev. E 84, 026201 (2011)
Published arXiv

1 - T. Biancalani, F. Di Patti and D. Fanelli
Stochastic Turing patterns in a Brusselator model
Phys. Rev. E 81, 046215 (2010)
Published arXiv