Full professor of the Anatomy and Biology of Development Program of the University of Chile. Doctor in sciences (UCh) and postdoctoral fellow of the University College of London (UK), Miguel Concha researchs the mechanisms responsible to generate form, structure and functional organization during the ontogenetic development of organisms. For this, he uses zebrafishes and annual fishes as biological model.
Together with the main researchers of the Millennium Nucleus Physics of Active Matter, he will investigate the growth of tissues and the cellular migration during the embryonic development of fishes. In this work, Miguel Concha provides the biological knowledge of the fish models with the ability to manipulate its genetics and mechanics during the development and to watch in real time the evolution of the different cells.
The objective of this research is to prove the concepts of active elasticity or collective migration, to understand and predict the cellular movements.