The hemodynamics of vascular remodelling

 Fluid mechanics plays a critical role in the formation and adaption of vascular networks. The
wall shear stress has been identified as one of the key parameters in this interaction. This project
will focus on the quantification of flow conditions relevant for angiogenesis and vascular
adaption. With a recently developed micro-PIV method for in-vivo measurement of blood flow,
it is possible to measure instantaneous flow and wall shear stress data. This micro-PIV system
will be used for in-vivo measurements of the vitelline network and cardiovascular system in
chicken embryos.

Fluid mechanics plays a critical role in the formation and adaption of vascular networks. The
wall shear stress has been identified as one of the key parameters in this interaction. This project
will focus on the quantification of flow conditions relevant for angiogenesis and vascular
adaption. With a recently developed micro-PIV method for in-vivo measurement of blood flow,
it is possible to measure instantaneous flow and wall shear stress data. This micro-PIV system
will be used for in-vivo measurements of the vitelline network and cardiovascular system in
chicken embryos.