On-chip analysis of C. elegans muscular forces and locomotion patterns in microstructured environments

Shazlina Johari, Volker Nock, Maan M. Alkaisi, Wenhui Wang
  • Lab on a Chip, January 2013, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • DOI: 10.1039/c3lc41403e

Worm on a run

What is it about?

Provides a platform that can 'see' how worms run in terms of force and speed under different circumstances.

Why is it important?

A first-of-its-kind system that enables system biologists to observe the subtle differences between mutant worms and therefore investigate into the genetic mechanisms of mechnosensation and locomotion for this tiny animal.

The following have contributed to this page: Wenhui Wang and Volker Nock