Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale
Force Microscopy Lab
@ LAI U1067
Principal Investigator: Dr. Felix Rico
Felix Rico is Associate Professor in the department of Physics of Aix-Marseille University since 2013. His research in the field of is developed at the LAI U1067, a joined Aix-Marseille University, CNRS & Inserm laboratory. He studied Physics at the University Autonoma of Barcelona and received his PhD in Biophysics from the University of Barcelona. Before moving to Marseille, he was postdoc at the University of Miami (FL) and then at Institut Curie (Paris). He has been working in force measurements with atomic force microscopy (AFM) since 2001. His research track is focused on the mechanics and adhesion properties of biological systems. He has developed various AFM based approaches to investigate the mechanical response of single molecules, membranes and cells. Recently, he adapted high speed AFM (HS-AFM) to work as a force spectroscopy tool, probing the mechanics and dynamics of single biomolecules and living cells at the microsecond timescales.
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=e5W7yBMAAAAJ&hl=en
ESR9. Fast phenotyping of cell mechanics.