Emma & Paul get ESAsponsorship to investigate cell viscosity under hypergravity

‘Twistosity’ awarded experimental time by the European Space Agency
A team of students from Imperial College London and Technische Universität Dresden in collaboration with Dr Marina Kuimova and Dr Nick Brooks will travel to the Large Diameter Centrifuge (LDC) run by the European Space Agency (ESA), to measure the viscosity of live biological cells under hypergravity conditions. The team ‘Twistosity’ competitively won 1 week of experimental time at the LDC as part of the ‘Spin your Thesis 2017!’ campaign run by the ESA education office. The multidisciplinary team comprises Emma Woodcock (Institute of Chemical Biology, Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London), Julia Eckert (Department of Physics, Technische Universität Dresden) and Paul Girvan (National Heart and Lung Institute and Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London).

 

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