Magnetic particles in flow

In biomedical applications the interaction of biological fluids with magnetic fields offers great opportunities. Magnetic properties can be used to separate certain cells, either directly by cells magnetization or by attaching magnetic beads to cells. Bioseparation is performed not only on the cell level but also on macromolecules, antigens, DNA etc. Magnetic resonance imaging uses magnetic particles as a contrast agent for easier and much more accurate detection of disturbance regions. Destruction of tumor issue is another promising technology. High-frequency magnetic fields heat magnetic particles that are inserted directly in the tumor and destroy nearby cells. Many other applications use and investigate the influence of magnetic fields with or without additional magnetic particles in the biological system.

We have developed a simulation enviroment that incorporates magnetic particle dynamics and hydrodynamics in laminar or turbulent flow conditions and in the presence of inhomogeneous external magnetic fields. With increasing understanding of the control of magnetic particles existing applications can be improved and new applications can be designed.

Short videos showing these features are available at Cell-in-Fluid YouTube channel.

Magnetic beads forming chains in fluid flow

Relevant articles:

Dynamics of Magnetic Particles in Microfluidic Channels


04.04. 2017
New PhD positions

In our research group we open two PhD positions starting from September 2017. More information are available at dedicated page.

10.01. 2017
Invitation to a Workshop

Cell-in-fluid Research Group organizes the 2nd Workshop on Modelling of Biological Cells, Fluid Flow and Microfluidics - February 5-9, 2017. More information here.

10.05. 2016
New article published

The members of our group published an article in Journal of Computational Science (2015 Impact Factor 1.231). The title of the article is Simulation study of rare cell trajectories and capture rate in periodic obstacle arrays. Congratulate Martin, Iva, Renáta and Ivan.

08.04. 2016
New article published

Recently, new article has been published in Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering,  (Impact Factor 1.770). The title of the article is Collision rates for rare cell capture in periodic obstacle arrays strongly depend on density of cell suspension. The article is available at journal website or at our publication section

08.01. 2016
New article published

Recently, new article has been published in International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering (Impact Factor 2.052). The title of the article is Non-uniform force allocation for area preservation in spring network models. The article is available at journal website or at our publication section. Congratulate Iveta and Ivan.

04.09. 2015
Welcome new colleagues

Starting in September, two doctoral students joined the group: Martin Slavik and Marek Kotus. Welcome!

26.08. 2015
PhD degree obtained

We congratulate Iveta on obtaining the PhD degree. Good luck (not only) in your further scientific research.

02.08. 2015
Conference in Edinburg

In July, Iveta and Martin B. attended the Discrete Simulation of Fluid Dynamics (DSFD2015) conference. They presented our preliminary results on analysis of periodic obstacle arrays.

15.10. 2014

Our group participated at ICNAAM 2014 conference. I.Cimrák organized a symposium at the conference with title Modelling of Biological Cells, Fluid Flow and Microfluidics. 

05.09. 2014
New members in the group

Two new PhD students have joined our research group: Jana Kadlecová and Martina Bušík. Welcome :-)

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