on June 25, 2024
Published on February 8, 2024 Updated on February 8, 2024

Guest Lecture: José Carlos Rodriguez-Hernandez


Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) studies on some key parameters of the microenvironment in cell cultures

José Carlos Rodriguez Hernandez is Assistant Professor at the Department of Applied Thermodynamics at the Technical University of Valencia, Spain. He is currently Fellow-in-Residence at CY AS, invited by ERRMEc Laboratory.

There are different parameters (also called microenvironments in the literature) that influence the cell behaviour of an in vitro cell culture. These parameters, often introduced unconsciously into the assays, are crucial in explaining the observed cell behaviour and therefore important for the selection of materials for biomedical purposes. Some of them include topography of the samples on which the cell culture is performed (both at micrometric and nanometric scales), the chemistry of the surfaces (hydrophilicity versus hydrophobicity), different mechanical properties of the surface (stiffness, viscoelasticity), etc. There are different techniques that researchers use to assess the influence of those aforementioned microenvironments on cellular response. This work focuses on the use of Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to test some of these parameters.

Date: 25 June 2024 from 14:00 to 15:30

The hybrid guest lecture is organised in person at the H008 Meeting Room of MIR in Neuville-sur-Oise and remotely on Zoom.

To attend the remote guest lecture, please connect to Zoom: https://cyu-fr.zoom.us/j/91929505736

Meeting ID: 919 2950 5736

The video will be online on the CY AS YouTube channel