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Rhoda J Hawkins


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Department of Physics and Astronomy

Articles in refereed journals

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  1. "The role of actin and myosin II in the cell cortex of adhered and suspended cells"
    D.A.D. Flormann, K.H. Kaub, D. Vesperini, M. Schu, C. Anton, M.O. Pohland, L. Kainka, G. Montalvo Bereau, A. Janshoff, R.J. Hawkins, E. Terriac, F. Lautenschläger bioRxiv (2021)
  1. "Atomic force microscopy reveals the mechanical properties of breast cancer bone metastases"
    Xinyue Chen, Russell Hughes, Nic Mullin, Rhoda J. Hawkins, Ingunn Holen, Nicola J. Brown and Jamie K. Hobbs Nanoscale 13 (2021) 18237-18246 [ pdf ]
  1. "Calculation of the force field required for nucleus deformation during cell migration through constrictions"
    Ian D. Estabrook, Hawa Racine Thiam, Matthieu Piel and Rhoda J. Hawkins PLOS Computational Biology 17(5) (2021) e1008592
  1. "Osteoblast-Derived Paracrine and Juxtacrine Signals Protect Disseminated Breast Cancer Cells from Stress"
    Russell Hughes, Xinyue Chen, Natasha Cowley, Penelope D. Ottewell, Rhoda J. Hawkins, Keith D. Hunter, Jamie K. Hobbs, Nicola J. Brown and Ingunn Holen Cancers 13, (2021) 1366
  1. "Modelling cytoskeletal transport by clusters of non-processive molecular motors with limited binding sites"
    Naruemon Rueangkham, Ian D. Estabrook and Rhoda J. Hawkins Royal Society Open Science 7 (2020) 200527
  1. "Mechanical Heterogeneity in the Bone Microenvironment as Characterized by Atomic Force Microscopy"
    Xinyue Chen, Russell Hughes, Nic Mullin, Rhoda J. Hawkins, Ingunn Holen, Nicola J. Brown and Jamie K. Hobbs Biophysical Journal (2020) 10.1016/j.bpj.2020.06.026
  1. "Do migrating cells need a nucleus?"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins Journal of Cell Biology (2018) jcb.201802054
  1. "Instabilities, motion and deformation of active fluid droplets"
    Carl A. Whitfield and Rhoda J. Hawkins New Journal of Physics 18 (2016) 123016 [ pdf ]
  1. "Immersed Boundary Simulations of Active Fluid Droplets"
    Carl A. Whitfield and Rhoda J. Hawkins PLOS ONE 11(9) (2016) e0162474 [ pdf ]
  1. "Physical role for the nucleus in cell migration"
    A. Fruleux and R. J. Hawkins Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 28 (2016) 363002 [ pdf ]
  1. "Spontaneous motility of passive emulsion droplets in polar active gels"
    G. De Magistris, A. Tiribocchi, C. A. Whitfield, R. J. Hawkins, M. E. Cates and D. Marenduzzo Soft Matter 10 (2014) 7826-7837 [ pdf ]
  1. "Stress reorganisation and response in active solids"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins and Tanniemola B. Liverpool Physical Review Letters 113 (2014) 028102 [ pdf ]
  1. "Active polar fluid flow in finite droplets"
    Carl A. Whitfield, Davide Marenduzzo, Raphael Voituriez and Rhoda J. Hawkins European Physical Journal E 37 (2014) 8 [pdf]
  1. "Evidence of a large-scale mechanosensing mechanism for cellular adaptation to substrate stiffness"
    Lea Trichet, Jimmy Le Digabel, Rhoda J. Hawkins, Sri Ram Krishna Vedula, Mukund Gupta, Claire Ribrault, Pascal Hersen, Raphael Voituriez and Benoit Ladoux PNAS 109(18) (2012) 6933-6938 [ pdf ]

  2. "Analysis of a non local model for spontaneous cell polarisation"
    Vincent Calvez, Rhoda J. Hawkins, Nicolas Meunier, Raphael Voituriez SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics 72 (2012) 594-622 [ pdf ]

  3. "Spontaneous contractility-mediated cortical flow generates cell migration in 3-dimensional environments"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins, Renaud Poincloux, Olivier Benichou, Matthieu Piel, Philippe Chavrier and Raphael Voituriez Biophysical Journal 101 (2011) 1041 [ pdf ]

  4. "Model for the orientational ordering of the plant microtubule cortical array"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins, Simon H. Tindemans and Bela M. Mulder Physical Review E 82 (2010) 011911 [ pdf ]

  5. "Survival of the aligned: ordering of the plant cortical microtubule array"
    Simon H. Tindemans, Rhoda J. Hawkins, and Bela M. Mulder Physical Review Letters 104 (2010) 058103 [ pdf ]

  6. "Mechanisms of cell motion in confined geometries"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins and Raphael Voituriez Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena 5 (2010) 84-105 [ pdf ]

  7. "Rebuilding cytoskeleton roads: Active-transport-induced polarization of cells"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins, Olivier Benichou, Matthieu Piel and Raphael Voituriez Physical Review E 80 (2009) 040903(R) [ pdf ]

  8. "Pushing off the Walls: A Mechanism of Cell Motility in Confinement"
    R. J. Hawkins, M. Piel, G. Faure-Andre, A.M. Lennon-Dumenil, J.F. Joanny, J. Prost and R. Voituriez Physical Review Letters 102 (2009) 058103 [ pdf ]

  9. "Structures of Smooth Muscle Myosin and Heavy Meromyosin in the Folded, Shutdown State"
    S.A. Burgess, S. Yu, M.L. Walker, R.J. Hawkins, J.M. Chalovich and P.J. Knight Journal of Molecular Biology 372 (2007) 1165-1178 [ pdf ]

  10. "Coupling of Global and Local Vibrational Modes in Dynamic Allostery of Proteins"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins and Tom C.B. McLeish Biophysical Journal 91 (2006) 2055-2062 [ pdf ]

  11. "Dynamic allostery of protein alpha helical coiled-coils"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins and Tom C.B. McLeish Journal of The Royal Society Interface 3 (2006) 125-138 [ pdf ] * award winning article *

  12. "Coarse-grained model of entropic allostery"
    Rhoda J. Hawkins and Tom C.B. McLeish Physical Review Letters 93 (2004) 098104 [ pdf ]

  13. "Rheology of three-arm asymmetric star polymer melts"
    A.L. Frischknecht, S.T. Milner, A. Pryke, R.N. Young, R. Hawkins, T.C.B. McLeish Macromolecules 35 (2002) 4801-4820

  14. "Linear rheology of diluted linear, star and model long chain branched polymer melts"
    D.R. Daniels, T.C.B. McLeish, R. Kant, B.J. Crosby, R.N. Young, A. Pryke, J. Allgaier, D.J. Groves, R.J. Hawkins Rheol. Acta 40 (2001) 403-415

  15. "Linear melt rheology and small-angle X-ray scattering of AB diblocks vs A(2)B(2) four arm star block copolymers"
    D.M.A. Buzza, A.H. Fzea, J.B. Allgaier, R.N. Young, R.J. Hawkins, I.W. Hamley, T.C.B. McLeish and T.P. Lodge Macromolecules 33 (2000) 8399-8414

Book contributions

PhD thesis

  • "Coarse-grained models of dynamic allostery in proteins" Hawkins, R. J. PhD thesis (2005) [ pdf ]