Pierre Bohec (CENTURI Multi-engineering platform)


His background

January 2022 - Present | Microfluidics (Research engineer), CENTURI Multi-engineering Platform, Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France)

2015 - 2017 | Associate researcher in optogenetics and cell mechanics, University College London, Charras Lab

2015 - 2017 | Short-Term EMBO fellowship, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light, Guck Lab

2015 - 2017 | Head of the Biophysics department, Aenitis Technologies, Paris

2014 - 2015 | Research engineer in acoustofluidics, Aenitis Technologies, Paris

2013 - 2014 | Postdoc in microfluidics and image processing, Laboratory of Physique et Mécanique des Milieux Hétérogènes, ESPCI, Paris

2008 - 2012 | PhD in statistical physics and cell mechanics,
Laboratoire Matière et Systèmes Complexes, University Paris Diderot, Paris VII

2008 | Master thesis in neurophysiology and statistics, Laboratory of Brain Physiology, University Paris Descartes, Paris V

After a master of physics of liquids and soft matter (Paris VI), I chose to study biophysics during my PhD (MSC, Paris). This project was at the interface between statistical physics and cell mechanics performed with optical tweezer. Then, I did my postdoctoral research (PMMH-ESPCI,Paris) on the study of the motility of magnetotactic bacteria. The main part of this work was to build an experiment mimicking the natural niche of the bacteria in a microfluidic chip. Afterwards, I worked as an research engineer in industry (Aenitis Technologies, Paris).  I developed a device for blood cell sorting using acoustophoresis and milli/microfuidics. After this experience, I followed my research at UCL (Charras Lab, London) to study the control of actomyosin cortex mechanics by GEFs/GAPs using optogenetic and atomic force microscopy. I extended this research in the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light (Guck Lab, Erlangen) by combining optogenetics with real-time deformability cytometry.

In the CENTURI engineering platform I will help you with projects requiring microfluidic technologies. I will help you to built and use a microfluidic chips from the design of the silicon mold to the integration of the microfluidic chips in your experimental set-up.