What does a theoretician do in a wetlab, besides the modelling of spherical cows in vacuum ? There are many ways for a theoretician to participate directly in experimental biological research.
- Making sense of experimental data (see for example viral entry in cells or intra-Golgi trafficking)
- Predicting new results and guiding experiments (see membrane domain growth kinetics and the mechanics of endocytosis of cells with turgor)
- Clarifying concepts and breaking down misconceptions (see the amplification of actin forces)
- Guiding data analysis (see analysis of spindle assembly and dynamics)