Biomechanics of a Suspension of Micro-Organisms

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Micro-organisms play a vital role in many biological and medical phenomena, such as bioreactors for medicine or food, and human digestion assisted by enterobacteria. Many researchers have tried to predict behavior of microorganisms, and proposed macroscopic population models. However, it is worth asking how these models are constructed from individual behavior of micro-organisms. In this article, I will outline briefly some of the fluid mechanics aspects of individual and collective behavior of micro-organisms as well as the suspension properties, which will be useful for constructing a better continuum model for a suspension of micro-organisms.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering - ICBME 2008
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Dec 1
Event13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2008 - , Singapore
Duration: 2008 Dec 32008 Dec 6

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1680-0737


Other13th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME 2008


  • Bacteria
  • Coherent structures
  • Locomotion
  • Micro-organisms
  • Suspension

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering


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