Sophie de Buyl


  • Assistant Professor at VUB

  • Applied Physics Research Group VUB, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

  • sdebuyl at

Research interests

My education is in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics. Recently, I got interested in questions about living systems and have been willing to connect my theoretical work directly to experiments. Biology, from molecular genetics to neuroscience, provides us with a huge number of quantitative experiments. I find great motivation in identifying general laws in biological systems.


Robust Circadian Oscillations in Growing Cyanobacteria Require Transcriptional Feedback, Shu-Wen Teng, Shankar Mukherji, Jeffrey R. Moffitt, Sophie de Buyl, Erin K. O'Shea, Science 340, 737 (2013) link.

All my physics publications can be found on inSPIRES.


  • PhD in Physics, 2006 Director: Prof. M. Henneaux
  • M. Sc. in Physics, 2002
  • B.Sc. in Physics, 2000

Work experience

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