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Blood Flow: Current State and Future Prospects


9 - 11 October 2017
Paris, France



Blood plays an essential role in many physiological and pathological processes of the organism, which motivates large scientific efforts to understand its behavior at the macro-flow scale as well as at the level of single cells. Blood is a complex fluid that exhibits a number of non-Newtonian characteristics, including viscoelasticity, shear-thinning, and yield stress. These properties result from viscoelastic characteristics of blood cells and their intricate behavior in a complex flow environment. Modern in vivo and in vitro experimental techniques in combination with sophisticated computational approaches allow nowadays to describe blood flow at the macroscale and to relate it to the behavior and interactions of single blood cells.

The main aim of the conference is to discuss current state of research on blood flow and its future prospects. This interdisciplinary conference will gather experimentalists and theoreticians to discuss mechanical, physical, and biomedical aspects of blood flow. Even though the main focus is intended to be on biophysical aspects of blood cells and blood flow, practical and clinical applications related to blood flow will be also part of the conference.

The topics will include, but are not limited to:

• Blood cell mechanics
• Hemorheology
• Hemodynamics
• Blood cell behaviour in flow
• Blood cell adhesion
• Biomedical applications
• In vivo and in vitro approaches
• Blood diseases and disorders
• Model systems including vesicles and capsules
• Theory and modelling



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Key visual Blood Flow in Paris

For questions please contact:


Email: blood-flow@fz-juelich.de

Dmitry Fedosov
Tel: +49-2461-612972
Fax: +49-2461-613180

Alexander Farutin
Tel: +33-0476-514289
Fax: +33-0476-635495


Forschungszentrum Jülich

Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire de Physique
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
University of Grenoble Alpes
Saarland University