Mechanics of Decubitus Ulcer

Dnr:

SNIC 2017/3-36

Type:

SNAC Small

Principal Investigator:

Sohan Sarangi

Affiliation:

Mittuniversitetet

Start Date:

2017-04-10

End Date:

2018-05-01

Primary Classification:

30401: Medicinsk bioteknologi (med inriktning mot cellbiologi (inklusive stamcellsbiologi), molekylärbiologi, mikrobiologi, biokemi eller biofarmaci)

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Abstract

This project is aiming at developing mechanistic understanding of how skin cells physically interact with each other and with the environment, and how the skin breakdown proceeds under special conditions. As the skin has a unique structure (cellular structure) and unique mechanical properties (both solids- and fluids-like), we use state-of-the-art, particle-based methods to analyze complex mechanical responses of skin, particularly on the cell level.