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Karl Ghavidel Olofsson

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About me

I'm a PhD student in Prof. Martin Wiklunds group at the Department of Applied Physics at KTH. In my research, I use ultrasonic standing waves and the resulting radiation forces to manipulate the position of cells and particles in microfluidic devices. More specifically, I force cancer cells together and incubate them to create tumor models called multicellular tumor spheroids. These 3-dimensional tumor models better imitate solid tumors in patients so there are many applications for them such as drug screening.

I work closely with the group of Prof. Björn Önfelt (my co-supervisor) who works with cell screening and natural killer cells.