Blood: passive and active flow

26 Nov 2018
15:00-15:45
Amphi III

Blood: passive and active flow

Blood flow will be discussed where both red blood cells (RBC) and white cells (active) dynamics will be described. A brief summary of single RBC dynamics will be briefly recalled and most of discussion will then focus on collective dynamics: (i) spontaneous formation of blood crystals, (ii) what is the difference between blood flow and vehicle traffic flow?. Then the talk will focus on active motion of amoeboid cells and more precisely on lymphocytes both experimentally and theoretically. A model explaining the origin of autonomous locomotion will be described and confronted with experiments