Crowded growth: how volume and intracellular density relate to cell growth and proliferation


  • Teemu Miettinen

    University College London

Project summary

Understanding how our cells regulate their growth and proliferation forms the basis for understanding development and several diseases. Teemu's research will investigate how cell growth and proliferation are dependent on cell volume, cell mass and the density inside the cells. As model systems for his research, Teemu will use human cell lines and primary cells in which cell size and intracellular density can be measured using high-throughput microfluidic and microscopic techniques. The work will be carried out with Professor Alison Lloyd at UCL and Professor Scott Manalis at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.