Research

Our research is two-fold, with a common theme: FLOW CONTROL.

CELLULAR MECHANICS:

Our research focuses more particularly on the role of fluid-induce mechanotransduction in cellular mechanics. In plain words: what does flow do to cells ? and why is it important ?

The cells inside our body are constantly surrounded by fluid flow, sometimes strong ( as in cells in the blood vessels, or in the heart), sometimes less (for example, inside the muscles). However, we know that if the flow is changed, cells react to it and these changes can lead to problems (this is the case in aneurysms, artherosclerosis, etc..)

Our research aims to better understand those changes, and how to use this information to create medical solutions

MICROFLUIDICS: 

We are also involved in developing devices that control flow. Our applications include: bioreactors, point-of-care diagnostic devices, organ-on-a-chip.