Lynn Carr, final year PhD student in the BioEPIX group, part of "Hôtel à Projets BIO-Ingénierie @ xlim", has been awarded, for the second year running, a prize in the Student Poster Competition at the BioEM conference. This conference, which took place in Ghent (Belgium) between the 5th to the 10th of June 2016, brings together the world's specialists in the field of the interaction between electromagnetic fields and biological entities. It was co-organised by the Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), the European BioElectromagnetics Association (EBEA) and the European COST Action BM1309 (EMF-MED: European network for innovative uses of EMFs in biomedical applications.
Lynn's work focuses on the effect of nano-second pulsed electric fields (nsPEF) on human glioblastoma cells. Using super-resolution microscopy she demonstrated for the first time how nsPEF can destabilise the microtubule network in these cancerous cells leading to apoptosis.
This award reinforces the axis of innovative research launched by the LabEx Σ_Lim, part of the "Investing for the Future" program, directed within the Bio-Engineering Chair by Dr. Rod O'Connor.
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