Interface between Active Matter and microbiology / Peruani / Nice
We are looking for excellent, motivated Master 2 students to work in projects at the interface between Active Matter and microbiology. The projects are conceived as 6 months research stage/internship (i.e. to pursue a Master Thesis project) and with the perspective of possible (but not ensured) continuation as PhD projects.
We offer two research stages and a brief description of the main project can be found below.
*Towards a quantitative understanding of the interactions between macrophages and pathogenic bacteria*
The immune system uses different strategies to fight infections. In the front line of this endless war, we find pathogens and immune cells. Here, using as biological model system *E. coli* and macrophages, we aim at understanding the role of the spatial choreographic movements between macrophages and *E. coli* , where slowly moving macrophages try to capture fast moving bateria. This is a project at the interface between Active Matter and microbiology.
(PS: To get an idea how we have applied physics/mathematics to understand this type of biological problems, see Perez-Ipiña et al. *5, 610-615 * (2019))
Dr. Fernando Peruani Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, member of Université Côte d’Azur
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