PhD student Qi Zhou wins student poster award for work on red blood cell microcirculation

Qi Zhou (co-supervised by Timm Krüger and Peter R. Hoskins) has won the prize for Best Student Poster in Computational Biophysics at an international congress held in Edinburgh last month. The flagship biophysics conference covered many areas of contemporary biophysics ranging from single molecule studies to complex machineries.

Qi Zhou’s work focuses on blood flow in the microcirculatory system, seeking to reveal its implications on tumour-induced vessel growth. In particular, he and co-workers use computer simulations to explore the dynamics of red blood cells in the microcirculation.

The awarded poster was titled “Modelling cellular blood flow in microcirculatory bifurcations”. The joint 19th International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB) Congress and 11th European Biophysical Societies’ Association (EBSA) Congress was held in Edinburgh from 16 -20 July 2017.

Closing ceremony of the Congress
Closing ceremony of the IUPAB and EBSA congress