Nicolas Roby is a 4th year PhD student from Matteo Rauzi’s lab, dedicated to the understanding of tissue biomechanics. Recently, he captivated our PhD/postdoc meeting with a unique blend of his passions: music and science. Nicolas showcased the biological ties between music and cell behaviour, suggesting innovative therapies for psychiatric disorders, developmental diseases and neurodegenerative conditions. Beyond that, he unveiled the exciting potential of leveraging music for medical applications. This includes music-induced drug delivery, sound-driven precision surgery and tissue repair, as well as the emerging field of sonogenetics—using sound to control gene expression and cell activity.

Feel free to check Nicolas’ presentation, as his approach not only connects art and science but also hints at a future where music plays a vital role in advancing medical research and therapeutic interventions.

(By Nicolas Roby)