6 MAMI ESRs presented their work at ICMF, International Conference on Magnetic Fluids, hosted in the Sorbonne, Paris. ICMF is held every 3 years and is dedicated to all aspects of magnetic fluids, including synthesis, phenomena, and applications. Abdelqader, Tim, Flor, Vahid with his poster prize, Arvind, and Aigars all presented posters based on their projects. Congratulations to Vahid! Vahid won a poster prize for his work titled "Benchtop Ferrofluid Lithography of Micron Size Cone-Shape Pillars." Well done!
Sruthy presents her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU Sruthy presented last Wednesday her latest results of her MAMI Secondment at UPV/EHU. Antonio Ricco from NASA visits the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU Antonio Ricco (Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University) and Chief Technologist, Small Payloads, NASA Ames Research Center visited on the 8th of July the Microfluidics Cluster UPV/EHU. He is member of the Advisory Board of MAMI, and it was a great opportunity to hear about his work at NASA. He gave a seminar entitled: Life in Space. Later, the PhDs and Postdoc of the group had the opportunity to talk to him about their research activities in the group. Udara at ITMA 2019 in Barcelona Udara Bimendra, participated in the ITMA 2019, “Innovating the World of Textiles”…
This event brought together scientists from the MaMi network and experienced researchers from all around the world to share and discuss various perspectives on how magnetism and life are connected. Given talks covered many interesting topics. A story by Dr. Damien Faivre on magnetotactic bacteria illustrated how magnetism exists in life. A talk by Prof. Konstantin Kornev described how one can use magnetism to study biological systems, as amusing as insect blood. Several talks showed how magnetic objects can be applied to create medical applications and improved our health in the future. Other presentations demonstrated how magnetism enables one to create new and exciting phenomena that are inspired from what we see in nature. Lunch, coffee breaks and workshop dinner promoted networking and closer ties between young early stage researchers…
Several PhD students of the MAMI project from Latvia, France and Ireland are currently working at the microfluidics cluster under the supervision of Professor Lourdes Basabe-Desmonts and Professor Fernando Benito. They recently had a group meeting to exchange knowledge and impressions about the project. MaMi project group meeting at the microfluidics cluster - from left to right: Aigars (from Latvia University, Latvia), Udara (from the microfluidics cluster), Sruthy (from the Trinity College Dublin, Ireland), Emma (from Elvesys, France), Vahid (on the screen from the microfluidics cluster but currently working at IPCMS, France) and Lourdes and Fernando!
Dr. Sasha Cai Lesher-Perez, Marie-Curie fellow from Elvesys, is on a research visit for a week at the Microfluidics Cluster at UPV/EHU as part of the MaMi project. He gave a seminar on "Organ-on-a-Chip", which openned a great discussion after it. Sasha Cai is supervising Emma Thomee, a PhD student at Elvesys, who just started her secondment at UPV/EHU and will stay there for three months. Dr. Sashai Cai Lesher-Perez during his presentation at the Microfluidics Cluster
Aigars, ESR at the University of Latvia, presented his research at the Microfluidics Cluster soon after he started his first secondment at the university of the Basque Country. More information available here.
Vahid joined the Seminar on “Physics and Physiology of Motile Cilia” that was held in Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Bonn, Germany (January 27-30th). The seminar brought scientists from different disciplines to address the physical, biological, and medical aspects of motile cilia. It was a good opportunity to learn a lot about cilia! More about this seminar can be found here. Seminar group picture