This objective of the project will be to investigate diffusion in a biologically-relevant complex medium, representing a tissue phantom. The diffusion profiles will used to determine whether material transport occurs and whether the obtained diffusion profiles follow Fick’s laws or are anomalous. As a second line of investigation, an experiment with nanoparticle tracking will be prepared.
The student will get familiar with the literature on anomalous transport and nanoparticles delivery/ viral vectors. The student will acquire images on a laboratory confocal microscope and will fit the observed intensity profiles to models published in the literature.
Required skills: Experience with basic biochemistry and confocal microscopy
Desired skills: experience with data analysis
Type of project: Combination of internship and thesis
Duration: 6 -9 months
Required degree: Master of Bioengineering, Master of Science
Required background: Biomedical engineering, Bioscience Engineering, Physics, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology
Supervising scientist(s): For further information or for application, please contact: Dimiter Prodanov (Dimiter.Prodanov@imec.be)