St Anne's College
CDT Postgraduate Studentship in Healthcare Innovation (RCUK Digital Economy Programme grant number EP/G036861/1)
Numerical model of shock wave interactions with cells
Shock waves are used therapeutically in medicine to fragment kidney stones. However, they also have potential to destroy cancer tumours and to open up cell membranes to allow therapeutic agents to be delivered. Here we will use state-of-the-art computational tools to understand how cells respond to shock waves and assess the process by which they can be destroyed or temporarily opened for therapy. This will let appropriate shock wave parameters be determined to result in the desired therapeutic effect.