Richard Morris

EMBL Australia Group Leader
Senior Lecturer

After completing a masters degree in mathematical physics from the University of Edinburgh, and following a short spell working in investment banking, Richard completed a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester.  He then undertook postdocs at the Institut de Physique Theorique (IPhT) at the CEAA in Saclay, Frace, and the University of Warwick, in the UK.  This facilitated a transition from statistical physics to soft-condensed matter, a trajectory that concluded with a move into biology when he took up the position of Simons Fellow at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) in Bangalore, India.  He was appointed as an EMBL-Australia Group Leader in 2019, and has a joint position at UNSW between Single Molecule Science (SMS) and the School of Physics.

publications

Journal articles
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Al-Izzi SC; Morris RG, 2021, 'Active flows and deformable surfaces in development', Seminars in Cell and Developmental Biology, vol. 120, pp. 44 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semcdb.2021.07.001
2021
Al-Izzi SC; Köster DV; Morris RG, 2021, 'ATP Controls the Mode of Actomyosin Remodelling', , http://arxiv.org/abs/2108.00764v1
2021
Morris RG; Husain KB; Budnar S; Yap AS, 2020, 'Anillin: The First Proofreading-like Scaffold?', BioEssays, vol. 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/bies.202000055
2020
Jhawar J; Morris RG; Amith-Kumar UR; Danny Raj M; Rogers T; Rajendran H; Guttal V, 2020, 'Noise-induced schooling of fish', Nature Physics, vol. 16, pp. 488 - 493, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-0787-y
2020
Morris RG; Yap AS, 2019, 'Wetting by living tissues', Nature Physics, vol. 15, pp. 6 - 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0316-4
2019
Morris RG; Yap AS, 2019, 'Erratum to: Wetting by living tissues (Nature Physics, (2019), 15, 1, (6-7), 10.1038/s41567-018-0316-4)', Nature Physics, vol. 15, pp. 103, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41567-018-0337-z
2019
Morris RG; Rao M, 2019, 'Active morphogenesis of epithelial monolayers', Physical Review E, vol. 100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.100.022413
2019
Morris RG; Dafforn TR; Turner MS, 2019, 'Solvated Membrane Nanodiscoids: A Probe For The Effects Of Gaussian Curvature', , http://arxiv.org/abs/1904.00710v1
2019
Budnar S; Husain KB; Gomez GA; Naghibosadat M; Varma A; Verma S; Hamilton NA; Morris RG; Yap AS, 2019, 'Anillin Promotes Cell Contractility by Cyclic Resetting of RhoA Residence Kinetics', Developmental Cell, vol. 49, pp. 894 - 906.e12, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.devcel.2019.04.031
2019
Jhawar J; Morris RG; Guttal V, 2018, 'Deriving mesoscopic models of collective behaviour for finite populations', Elsevier, vol. 40, pp. 2019, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.host.2018.10.002.
2018
Morris RG, 2017, 'Signatures of Mechanosensitive Gating', Biophysical Journal, vol. 112, pp. 3 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2016.12.009
2017
Morris RG; Turner MS, 2016, 'Erratum: Mobility Measurements Probe Conformational Changes in Membrane Proteins due to Tension (Physical Review Letters (2015) 115 (198101) DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.198101)', Physical Review Letters, vol. 116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.239901
2016
Morris RG; Turner MS, 2015, 'Mobility Measurements Probe Conformational Changes in Membrane Proteins due to Tension', Physical Review Letters, vol. 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.115.198101
2015
Morris RG; Rogers T, 2014, 'Growth-induced breaking and unbreaking of ergodicity in fully-connected spin systems', Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, vol. 47, http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1751-8113/47/34/342003
2014
Morris RG; Barthelemy M, 2014, 'Spatial effects: Transport on interdependent networks', Understanding Complex Systems, pp. 145 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03518-5_7
2014
Caltagirone F; Franz S; Morris RG; Zdeborová L, 2014, 'Dynamics and termination cost of spatially coupled mean-field models', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.012102
2014
Morris RG, 2014, 'Relaxation and curvature-induced molecular flows within multicomponent membranes', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.89.062704
2014
Morris RG; Barthelemy M, 2013, 'Interdependent networks: The fragility of control', Scientific Reports, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep02764
2013
Morris RG; Barthelemy M, 2012, 'Transport on coupled spatial networks', Physical Review Letters, vol. 109, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.109.128703
2012
Morris RG; McKane AJ, 2011, 'Stability of growing vesicles', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 83, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.83.061151
2011
Morris RG; Fanelli D; McKane AJ, 2010, 'Dynamical description of vesicle growth and shape change', Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, vol. 82, http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.82.031125
2010
Preprints
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Al-Izzi SC; Morris RG, 2021, Active Flows and Deformable Surfaces in Development
2021
Al-Izzi SC; Köster DV; Morris RG, 2021, ATP Controls the Mode of Actomyosin Remodelling
2021
Book Chapters
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Jhawar J; Morris RG; Guttal V, 2019, 'Deriving Mesoscopic Models of Collective Behavior for Finite Populations', in INTEGRATED POPULATION BIOLOGY AND MODELING, PART B, pp. 551 - 594, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/bs.host.2018.10.002
2019
Morris RG; Barthelemy M, 2014, 'Spatial Effects: Transport on Interdependent Networks', in DAgostino G; Scala A (ed.), NETWORKS OF NETWORKS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF COMPLEXITY, SPRINGER-VERLAG BERLIN, pp. 145 - 161, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03518-5_7
2014