Tissue Healing in Space
Tissue Healing in Space
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Partner - Physical and Material Sciences - France

Thomas Podgorski

  Contact :   Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy) – CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes  phone:  +33 4 76 51 45 20   email:    thomas.podgorski@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr    Website:   http://www-liphy.ujf-grenoble.fr

Contact :

Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique (LIPhy) – CNRS and Université Grenoble Alpes

phone: +33 4 76 51 45 20

email:  thomas.podgorski@univ-grenoble-alpes.fr

Website: http://www-liphy.ujf-grenoble.fr

About

Biography:

Dr Thomas Podgorski holds an engineering degree of Ecole Supérieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris obtained in 1997 and a PhD from Université Pierre et Marie Curie in 2000. After a postdoc on complex fluids at Penn State University, he started the experimental activity on the dynamics and rheology of vesicles and red blood cells at LIPhy in 2002. He is now the head of the DYFCOM research group at LIPhy (18 permanent researchers and professors) whose activities encompass blood flows, active suspensions, cell motility and cancer cell mechanics. He has supervised several PhD students and postdocs and started the ESA BIOMICS experiment program (12 parabolic flight campaigns and 2 sounding rockets) in collaboration with MRC – ULB. He is also strongly involved in education, promotion of space research through ESA Education programmes and is committed to outreach as coordinator of LIPhy’s “Experimentarium”

Interests:

  • -          Blood flows and microcirculation
  • -          Microfluidics
  • -          Diagnostic tools for hemopathologies
  • -          Rheology of complex fluids
  • -          Instabilities and pattern formation

Expertise:

  • -          Microfluidic experiments
  • -          Blood sample preparation
  • -          Rheological techniques
  • -          Suspensions, capillary phenomena, wetting

Available equipment and techniques:

  • -          Microscopy, confocal microscopy, AFM
  • -          Rheometers
  • -          Clean room and microfabrication equipment
  • -          Image processing
  • -          Numerical simulation
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