David G. Miguez

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David G. Míguez

Head of the Biophysics and Systems Biology Lab

Departamento de Física de la Materia Condensada, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 28014 Madrid

Previous Research Institutions:

  • 2001-2005 PhD Thesis at Group of Nonlinear Physics at Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain),
  • 2005-2006 Group of Complex Systems, Brandeis University (MA)
  • 2006-2009 Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School (MA),
  • 2009-2011 Instituto de Biología Molecular de Barcelona (CSIC, Spain)

Background: Nonlinear Dynamics, reaction-diffusion, autocatalitic and bistable systems, feedback, pH oscillators, Turing Patterns, Enzyme kinetics, Systems Biology in Cancer, Signaling pathways.

Interests: Systems Biology, Biophysics


David G. Míguez

e-mail: david DOT gomez DOT miguez AT uam DOT es

Depto. de Fisica de la Materia Condensada Facultad de Ciencias Universidad Autonoma de Madrid Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid (SPAIN)

phone (+34) 657-929-775 work (+34) 914-978-076


  1. V. Doldán-Martelli, D. G. Míguez, Theoretical Approaches to Growth Hormone Signaling, in 'Growth Hormones: Synthesis, Regulation and Health Implications', Eds. A. Andersdtr and J. Anderssen Nova Publishers ISBN 9781619426818 (2012).
  2. D. G. Míguez, Network Nonlinearities in Drug Treatment (in press).
  3. D. G. Míguez, Milos Dolnik, Irving Epstein and Alberto P. Muñuzuri, Interaction Of Chemical Patterns in Coupled Layers Phys. Rev. E, 84, 046210 (2011).
  4. D. G. Míguez, The role of asymmetric binding in ligand-receptor systems with 1:2 interaction ratio Biophys Chem 148, 74-81 (2010)
  5. D.G. Míguez, Forcing of Nonlinear Pattern Formation Systems, Lambert Academic Publishing, ISBN 9783838364223 (2010) Book.
  6. D. G. Míguez, P. McGraw, A. P. Muñuzuri and M. Menzinger, Selection of Flow-Distributed Oscillation and Turing Patterns by Boundary Forcing in a Linearly Growing, Oscillating Medium, Phys. Rev. E, 80, 026208 (2009).
  7. I. A. Swinburne, D. G. Míguez, D. Landgraf, and P. A. Silver, Intron length increases oscillatory periods of gene expression in animal cells, Genes & Dev., 22 2008, 2342-2346 (2008).
  8. S. Alonso, D. G. Míguez, F. Sagués, Differential susceptibility to noise of mixed Turing and Hopf modes in a photosensitive chemical medium, Europhys. Lett, 81, 30006 (2008).
  9. D. G. Míguez, V. K. Vanag, I. R. Epstein, Fronts and pulses in an enzymatic reaction with glucose oxidase" P.N.A.S. 104, 6992 (2007).
  10. V. K. Vanag, D.G. Míguez, I. R. Epstein, “Designing an Enzymatic Oscillator: Bistability and Feedback Control led Oscillations with Glucose Oxidase in a CSTR”, J. Phys. Chem. 125, 194515 (2006).
  11. D.G. Míguez, S. Alonso, A.P. Muñuzuri, F. Sagués, “Turing patterns of oscillating spots”, Phys. Rev. Lett, 97, 178301 (2006).
  12. D. G. Míguez, A. P. Muñuzuri,“On the orientation of stripes in fish skin patterning”, Biophys. Chem. 124, 161 (2006).
  13. D. G. Míguez, R. A. Satnoianu, A. P. Muñuzuri, "Experimental steady pattern formation in reaction-diffusion-advection systems", Phys. Rev. E 73, 025201 (R) (2006).
  14. D. G. Míguez, M. Dolnik, A. P. Muñuzuri, L. Kramer, "Effect of Axial Growth on Turing Pattern Formation". Phys. Rev. Lett 96, 048304 (2006).
  15. D. G. Míguez, G. Izús, A. P. Muñuzuri, "Robustness and Stability of Flow-and-Diffusion Structures", Phys. Rev. E 73, 016207 (2006).
  16. D. G. Miguez, V. Perez-Villar, and A. P. Munuzuri, "Turing instability controlled by spatiotemporal imposed dynamics", Phys. Rev. E 71, 066217 (2005).
  17. F. Sagués, D. G. Míguez, E. M. Nicola, A. P. Muñuzuri, J. Casademunt, L. Kramer, "Spatio-Temporal Forcing of Turing Patterns", Physica D 199, 235 (2004) .
  18. D. G. Míguez, E. M. Nicola, A. P. Muñuzuri, J. Casademunt, F. Sagués, L. Kramer, "Traveling-Stripe Forcing Generates Hexagonal Patterns", Phys. Rev. Lett. 93, 048303 (2004) .
  19. M. Kærn, D. G. Míguez, A. P. Muñuzuri, M. Menzinger, "Control of chemical pattern formation by a clock-and-wavefront type mechanism", Biophys. Chem. 110, 231 (2004). Shared 1st authorship.
  20. B. Peña, C. Pérez-García, A. Sanz-Anchelergues, "Transverse instabilities in chemical Turing patterns of stripes", D. G. Míguez, A. P. Muñuzuri, Phys. Rev. E 68, 056206 (2003) .
  21. S. Rüdiger, D. G. Míguez, A. P. Muñuzuri, F. Sagués, J. Casademunt, "Dynamics of Turing Patterns under Spatiotemporal Forcing", Phys. Rev. Lett 90, 128301 (2003).

Updated by: David 10:20, 7 November 2011 (EST)