A minimal model of mycelium morphogenesis
Early results from modelling activities by partner KADK, at the Chair for Biohybrid Architecture. In this continuous PDE model we try to capture the microscopic dynamics of the fungi-substrate-environment system on a scale that can inform us about the resulting macroscopic material.
With this simple model we can start interrogating the possibility of controlling the properties of the grown material by modulating the experimental conditions. The next steps will focus on making predictions and evaluating them with experiments, to improve our hypotheses about fungal behavior and our capability to model them.