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
This workshop was the first opportunity for the recently hired ESRs of the project to meet all the team. This workshop focused mainly on providing to the ESRs the best advice to conduct a successful PhD. Good luck to them! The MaMi team at the first workshop of the network The MaMi team at the Christmas Market in Ljubljana, Slovenia The whole MaMi group at the workshop dinner
The MMML lab (Laboratory of Magnetic Soft Materials), including members of the MaMi project team, took part in the Researchers' Night 2018 event on September 28 at the Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Optometry of the University of Latvia in Riga, Latvia. For the event, MMML lab had prepared special demonstrations in the topics of magnetism and microfluidics. Those included magnetic fluids and magnets, macroscopic magnetic particles in external fields and creating edible microfluidic channels from jelly. Demonstrations were complemented with explanations and discussions on current research status, running projects, existing and future applications. The event was running from 18:00 to 23:00 and more that 1000 people visited, despite the rainy and cold weather outside. In total, more than 15 stations on the topics from physics and mathematics were offered…
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