Sand, coffee grounds and rice behave very differently than water or oil, but under certain conditions they will suddenly exhibit astonishing similarities. Scientists have found a way to better understand the behaviour of granular materials. Sand, rice and coffee are all examples of granular ... more
Dr. Felix Kurth
Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich (ETH Zürich), Departement Biosysteme
Felix Kurth studied bioengineering at the Technical University Dortmund (Germany) and at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden). During his PhD studies at ETH Zurich (Switzerland), which he completed in 2015, he developed lab-on-a-chip systems and methods for quantifying mechanobiological responses at the single-cell level, particularly the characterization of mechanosensitive cation channels. His current research focuses on the implementation of mechanosensitive transmembrane protein complexes in artificial cellular structures.