PoreLab Lecture with Dr. Joachim Mossige from RITMO-UiO on April 3rd, 2024

Welcome to the next PoreLab lecture!

Who: Dr. Joachim Mossige, Postdoctoral Fellow – RITMO Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Rhythm, Time and Motion (IMV), University of Oslo, Norway

Joachim is an experimental fluid mechanician dedicated to everything that flows. He received his Ph.D. in microfluidics from the University of Oslo and was a postdoc at Stanford University and at UCSB to learn about interfacial flows and miscible fluids. He is now back at UiO, where he studies how tissue flows in developing embryos shape early mammalian development. Finally, Joachim is devoted to teaching and outreach and uses “kitchen flows” to communicate with a wider audience.

Joachim studies how human and mouse embryo models grow and develop. Especially, he seeks to understand the critical gastrulation stage, where a spherical aggregate of cells start to elongate due to collective cell migration, curiously behaving as a flowing liquid

When: Wednesday April 3rd at 13:00 (Norway time).

Where: In-person talk in the Kelvin room (PoreLab Oslo). The lecture will also be streamed in the common room (PoreLab Trondheim). From anywhere else, join via the following Zoom link:

Title: Concentration-dependent diffusivity in a microfluidic pore

Abstract:  In this talk, I will present microfluidic interferometry as an alternative method for measuring concentration-dependent diffusivities of large molecules. This approach offers certain advantages over conventional methods such as Dynamic Light Scattering and Light Induced Fluorescence as it requires no labeling, only a few microliters of sample, and since the diffusivity can be pulled from a single measurement.