Volumetric characterisation of contracting cardiac muscle Event as iCalendar


11 July 2017

4 - 5pm

Venue: Ground floor seminar room G10

Location: 70 Symonds St, Auckland Central

Ming Cheuk

An ABI seminar by Ming Cheuk, Auckland Bioengineering Institute.


For a long time,  2D methods have been used to estimate the size and shape of muscle samples during in-vitro muscle experiments. This is fine for uniform muscles but falls short when it comes to irregularly shaped muscles - which occur more often than not. What's more, these samples don't contract uniformly, making it difficult to estimate the strain precisely without using markers or other invasive methods. In my PhD, I developed techniques to characterise muscle volume before, during, and after an experiment using a combination of optical coherence tomography and video microscopy. This seminar will go through the methods I have used to achieve this, the outcomes of this research project and the journey that got me there.