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PhD Seminar: Philip Dalsbecker

Science and Information Technology

The Physics PhD Seminar Series is held over Zoom. One PhD student gives a 15-minute presentation on their work, followed by questions. The presentations are aimed at a general physics audience.

Seminar
Date
15 Mar 2021
Time
12:00 - 12:30
Location
Zoom
Additional info
Zoom
link

Participants
Philip Dalsbecker

Zoom link: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/66921296433

Title: Liver on a Chip - where physics meets life science

Abstract

The liver is the organ in our bodies that breaks down most medicines that we consume. Studying the liver is key in developing new medicines, but the testing of new compounds is hindered by the lack of testing platforms that mimic the liver's physiology. Microfluidics can offer us the tools we need to surpass this obstacle.

My work focuses on designing, producing and testing such platforms, called Livers-on-Chips, through flow simulations, microfabrication, and cell culture. In my presentation, I'll introduce you to the field of microfluidic organ modelling and the work I've done to produce a working Liver-on-a-Chip.

Bio

I'm a 5th-year PhD student in the Biological Physics group, supervised by Mattias Goksör and Caroline Beck Adiels. I have a bachelor's and master's degree in physics from Lund University, and I have been part of the Biological Physics Lab since 2016. I defended my licentiate thesis in 2018 and will defend my PhD this autumn.