RESOLVING SPERM MOTILITY NEAR PILLARS USING μPIV

Melati S. Abdul Halim, Farzan Akbaridoust, Reza Nosrati

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Abstract

Sperm migration through the female reproductive tract is crucial for successful fertilization. However, understanding the hydrodynamic flow field around motile sperm is challenging. Here, using micro-scale particle image velocimetry (μPIV) technique, the hydrodynamic flow field around non-stained sperm swimming near circular pillars is quantified. The results is a quantitative understanding of the range of hydrodynamic interactions between sperm and the curved interface. This study provides new insights into the biophysics of sperm migration through the complex geometry of the female reproductive tract that is lined with folded epithelial tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMicroTAS 2021 - 25th International Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences
PublisherChemical and Biological Microsystems Society
Pages617-618
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781733419031
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2021) - Online, Palm Springs, United States of America
Duration: 10 Oct 202114 Oct 2021
Conference number: 25th
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Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Miniaturized Systems for Chemistry and Life Sciences (MicroTAS 2021)
Abbreviated titleMicroTAS 2021
Country/TerritoryUnited States of America
CityPalm Springs
Period10/10/2114/10/21
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Keywords

  • Microfluidics
  • Reproduction
  • Sperm Motility
  • μPIV

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