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MPIDS Colloquium

MPIDS Colloquium: Modeling blood flow and mass transfers in cerebral microcirculation

  • Date: Jun 5, 2019
  • Time: 14:15 - 15:15
  • Speaker: Prof. Sylvie Lorthois
  • Institut de Mécanique des Fluides de Toulouse
  • Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Dynamik und Selbstorganisation (MPIDS)
  • Room: Prandtl Lecture Hall
  • Host: MPIDS
  • Contact: karen.alim@ds.mpg.de
After underlying the central role of cerebral microcirculation in brain physiology and in several brain pathologies, I will present the architecture of the microvascular cerebral network and show that it is the superposition of two types of structures: a mesh-like capillary structure, homogeneous over a cut-of length corresponding to the characteristic length of capillary vessels (~ 50 μm), and fractal arborescent structures composed of arteries and veins.
Based on these results, I will present some of the approaches we develop for studying blood flow and/or mass transfer at various scales, most of which are based on methodologies developed for the study of multiphase or reactive flows in porous media. Finally, I will present some perspectives re-lated to the role of cerebral microcirculation in neurodegenerative diseases.
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