INTERNSHIPS (Masters 2 or engineer)

The aim of this training is to characterize agarose gel particles to model red blood cells. Rheology data will be obtained first and adapted to red blood cells (RBCs). Then another method of trapping of a particle on a metasurface will be used with partners at INL Lyon. The resonance effects will allow to measure the reflectivity coefficient and cell deformability, therefore its rheology (ANR CellDance 2022-2025). Possible continuation towards a PhD.

Left. Gel rheology curves - Right. Trapping of a deformable object on a metasurface


AFM cantilever in contact with spheroid. Viscoelastic properties (different sizes) measured by AFM

Left. Cell embedded in collagen network. Right. Associated displacement field