19-22 October 2011
Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA
US/Eastern timezone
<font color=red><b>To upload your file, log in (@ top right), then click on your talk title, then click "Add Material" at the bottom of the page.</b></font>

Locomotion of Paramecium in patterned environments

20 Oct 2011, 12:09
Crystal Ballroom C (Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA)

Crystal Ballroom C

Hotel Roanoke, Roanoke VA


Mr Eun-Jik Park (Virginia Tech)


Ciliary organisms like Paramecium Multimicronucleatum locomote by synchronized beating of cilia that produce metachronal waves over their body. In their natural environments they navigate through a variety of environments especially surfaces with different topology. We study the effects of wavy surfaces patterned on the PDMS channels on the locomotive abilities of Paramecium by characterizing different quantities like velocity amplitude and wavelength of the trajectories traced. We compare this result with the swimming characteristics in straight channels and draw conclusions about the effects of various patterned surfaces.


Aja Eddins (Virginia Tech) Junil Kim (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology) Saikat Jana (Virginia Tech) Sung Yang (Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology) Sunghwan Jung (Virginia Tech)

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.
Your browser is out of date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly. Update my browser now