Office of Research Services and Assist. Prof. Dr. Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong (Department of Microbiology and Immunology) Faculty of Tropical Medicine hosted a Special talk titled
“Impact of fluid shear stress on endothelial barrier function-how can shear stress modulate infection of the endothelium”
by Prof. Hans – Joachim Schinittler , Director of the Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology at the University of Munster, Germany , (CV: cv-prof-hans-1-1)
On December 14th 2016 (10.00-11.00 hr.) at Room1302, 3rd Floor, Chamlong Harinasuta Building, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University.
26 participant attended
Professor Schnittler, the Director of the Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology at the University of Munster, Germany held a special talk called “Impact of fluid shear stress on endothelial barrier function-how can shear stress modulate infection of the endothelium” on 14th December 2016. Aside from being a director, Prof. Schnittler is also a Cells-in-Motion (CiM) Research Group Leader. CiM Research Group is a team of researchers of different fields who work together to comprehensively investigate cellular behavior in organisms.
Prof. Shnittler’s talk centers his work on endothelium cells. He showed slides of detailed explanation on how to determine the endothelial barrier function under flow conditions.
He discussed his investigation on fluid shear stress effects on vascular endothelium by using advance experiment setup such as advance cone and plate apparatus (BioTechFlow-System) and fluorescence LifeCell imaging, among others.
One of his setup was a self-developed software package that can analyze the time-lapse image sequences that delivers morphodynamic parameters such as cell number, cell shape and cell migration.
As Prof. Schnittler stated, “the usage of the system will demonstrated by experimentation under shear stress that include analyses of morphodynamics, actin- and VE-cadherin dynamics, barrier function and gene array analyses.”
After his talk, he entertained questions and provided concrete answers. Assist. Prof. Pornsawan Leaungwutiwong, the head of Department Microbiology and Immunology presented a souvenir to Prof. Schnittler.
We extend our gratitude to Prof. Schnittler for visiting Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University and for sharing his expertise on endothelium cells. We look forward to meeting Prof. Scnittler again in the future.
Files from speaker: icbb-bangkok-2016