Research

My research aims at modeling living systems in a well defined and quantitative framework. My activity ranges from the statistical description of the multi−species interactions of a complex ecosystem such as the microbes in the human body to the understanding of size control in single cells. I am interested in the methodological and theoretical developments triggered by the interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics, mathematics and biology. Several challenges arise at this corner, one of them being the fact that living systems are intrinsically out of thermal equilibrium exchanging energy and information with the environment. This is one of the main points where I plan to build up my research activity.

See below for a list of published works

  • Baldazzi, Bradde, Cocco, Monasson, Marinari
    Inferring DNA sequences from mechanical unzipping data: the large-bandwidth case.
    Phys. Rev. E, 75, 0011904 (2007).
  • S. Bradde and G. Bianconi
    Percolation transition and distribution of connected components in generalized random network ensembles.
    J. Phys. A: Math. and Theor., 42, 195007 (2009).
  • S. Bradde and G. Bianconi
    Percolation transition in correlated hypergraphs. J. Stat. Mech. P07028 (2009).
  • S. Bradde, A. Braunstein, H. Mahmoudi, F. Tria, M. Weigt and R. Zecchina Aligning graphs and finding substructures by message passing.
    Europhys. Lett., 89, 37009 (2010).
  • M. Bailly-Bechet, S. Bradde, A. Braunstein, A. Flaxman, L. Foini and R. Zecchina Clustering with shallow trees J. Stat. Mech. P12010 (2009).
  • S. Bradde, F. Caccioli, L. Dall’Asta and G. Bianconi Critical fluctuations in spatial complex networks Phys. Rev. Lett., 104, 218701 (2010).
  • D. De Martino, S. Bradde, L. Dall’Asta and M. Marsili Topology-Induced Inverse Phase Transitions
    EPL , 98, 40004
  • V. Bucci*, S. Bradde*, G. Biroli and J.B. Xavier
    Social interaction, noise and antibiotic-mediated switches in the intestinal microbiota
    PloS Computational Biology 8(4):e1002497
    * Equal author contribution
  • S. Bradde and G. Biroli
    The Generalized Arrhenius Law in Out of Equilibrium Systems arXiv:1204.6027
  • Sattar Taheri-Araghi*, Serena Bradde*, John T. Sauls, Nobert S. Hill, Petra A. Levin, Johan Paulsson, Massimo Vergassola, Suckjoon Jun Cell-size control and homeostasis in bacteria
    Current Biology
    * Equal author contribution
  • S. Bradde and M. Vergassola Ancestor Reconstruction
    In preparation