讲座题目：Biofluidics and Biomechanics: bridging physics, biology and medicine（生物流体与生物力学：桥接物理学、生物学和医学）
Biofluidics and biomechanics include the studies of fluid, structure and their functions inside living mammals, and act as a bridge between physics, biology and medicine. In Goettingen, we are a group of physicists, biologists and engineers who are interested in interdisciplinary research especially biofluidics and biomechanics. In this talk, I will present our efforts on two of the most important organs: brain and heart. For the brain, a temporospatial flow network of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), induced by motile cilia in the ventricular system of mammalian brain, is found and studied both experimentally and numerically. These studies aim at understanding to how this transport system is established and how cilia-mediated transport assists targeted delivery of CSF components to specific brain regions. For the heart, we are investigating the heart muscle as well as cardiac fiber both theoretically and experimentally. In silico models of the heart are then used for personalized therapies for heart regeneration, such as implantation of engineered heart muscle.
Dr. Yong Wang is a Junior Faculty/Group Leader at the Department of Fluid Physics, Pattern Formation, and Biocomplexity, in the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization (MPIDS). He is also an associate faculty at the Goettingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosesciences (GGNB), University of Göttingen. He received his dual bachelor degrees (2004) and Ph.D degree (with distinction, 2010) from Xi’an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi, China (supervisor: Prof. Ya-Ling He, Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences). Prior to joining MPIDS, he worked with Distinguished Prof. Said Elghobashi (Member of the National Academy of Engineering, USA) as a postdoctoral researcher at University of California, Irvine, USA. Dr. Wang’s current research interests include biofluidics and biomechanics, such as heart regeneration, cilia coordinated flow, nonlinear soft matter, turbulent airflow in human upper airway, MRI flow imaging and flow stability. He is a DZHK (German Centre for Cardiovascular Research) scientist and member of American Physical Society. He is an Editor of Journal of Hydrodynamics, an Academic Editor of PLOS ONE, as well as referee of more than 20 international journals.