**Senior Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences**

*PhD (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne), MSc (Dipl. Phys. ETH) (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich))*

**Academic experience**

**2020–:**Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT**2017–2020:**Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, School of Mathematical Sciences, QUT**2013–2017:**ARC DECRA Fellow**2013–2017:**Lecturer, School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University**2009–2013:**Research Assistant Professor, Engineering Computational Biology Group, The University of Western Australia**2007–2008**: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Theoretical Physics, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile

**Education**

*PhD*in Theoretical Physics (with distinction), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)*MSc/Dipl. Phys. ETH*, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETHZ)

### Additional information

**Research Interests**

- mathematical biology
- mechanobiology
- biological physics
- complex systems
- stochastic processes
- statistical mechanics and fluctuation-induced phenomena

**Research Statement**My research is in mathematical modelling of biological tissue growth and remodelling. Such biological systems are subjected to mechanistic processes related to geometric constraints, mechanics, and mass balance that are well adapted to be captured by mathematical models. It is essential that we understand quantitatively the involvement of these mechanistic processes in observed experimental data to be able to interpret these data correctly. By factoring out these mechanistic processes, we gain access to less mechanistic, cell behavioural quantities that are highly relevant to biologists.

- Alias M, Buenzli P, (2017)
*Modeling the effect of curvature on the collective behavior of cells growing new tissue*, Biophysical Journal, 112 (1), pp. 193-204. - Lerebours C, Buenzli P, Scheiner S, Pivonka P, (2016)
*A multiscale mechanobiological model of bone remodelling predicts site-specific bone loss in the femur during osteoporosis and mechanical disuse*, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 15 (1), pp. 43-67. - Buenzli P, (2016)
*Governing equations of tissue modelling and remodelling: A unified generalised description of surface and bulk balance*, PLoS One, 11 (4), pp. 1-25. - Lerebours C, Buenzli P, (2016)
*Towards a cell-based mechanostat theory of bone: the need to account for osteocyte desensitisation and osteocyte replacement*, Journal of Biomechanics, 49 (13), pp. 2600-2606. - Buenzli P, (2015)
*Osteocytes as a record of bone formation dynamics: A mathematical model of osteocyte generation in bone matrix*, Journal of Theoretical Biology, 364, pp. 418-427. - Buenzli P, Sims N, (2015)
*Quantifying the osteocyte network in the human skeleton*, Bone, 75, pp. 144-150. - Buenzli P, Pivonka P, Smith D, (2014)
*Bone refilling in cortical basic multicellular units: insights into tetracycline double labelling from a computational model*, Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 13 (1), pp. 185-203. - Buenzli P, Pivonka P, Smith D, (2011)
*Spatio-temporal structure of cell distribution in cortical Bone Multicellular Units: A mathematical model*, Bone, 48 (4), pp. 918-926. - Buenzli P, Martin P, (2008)
*Microscopic theory of the Casimir force at thermal equilibrium: Large-separation asymptotics*, Physical Review E, 77 (1), pp. 1-15. - Buenzli P, Soto R, (2008)
*Violation of the action-reaction principle and self-forces induced by nonequilibrium fluctuations*, Physical Review E, 78 (2), pp. 1-4.

- Modelling osteocyte control networks in bone mechanobiology |

PhD, Principal Supervisor

Other supervisors: Dr Vivien Challis