Two members of the Laboratory of biocybernetics, Lea Rems, PhD and Shaurya Sachdev, PhD have received the prestigious Marie Skłodowska-Curie for research related to electroporation. The aim of Lea’s project is to understand the relationship between ion channels in the cell membrane, prolonged membrane depolarization following electroporation, and cell survival after electroporation. The project of Shaurya aims to provide a fundamental understanding of the mechanisms underlying gene electrotransfer using principles of polymer physics, soft matter and statistical mechanics.
The original news item can be found on the website of the University of Ljubljana, here.
The projects are also available from our Projects site, here.