[Edit on 10/23/2014] The structure of a muscle is so complex that it resembles a crystal. If its organization is disturbed, the muscle can no longer function. This is the principle underlying myofibrillar myopathy.
Elisabeth Charrier, a doctoral candidate in biomechanics at the University of Paris VII, looks at the mechanisms behind the deformation of muscular cells in patients with this rare disease. To carry out her research, she is doing a multidisciplinary PhD, with one thesis director in biology and another in physics.
Like a detective, Elisabeth describes her thesis as an investigation. Arthur wonders if student status can get too comfortable, but, for Elisabeth, on the contrary, it’s an expedition into unknown territory.
This adventurous view of the PhD seems to breathe into Arthur the motivation he needed to dive into his bibliographic research.
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Knock Knock Doc is a docu-fiction that will take you backstage to see what it’s like to do a PhD. Every week, check out a new episode and a new young researcher. The complete first season is available here.
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About Knock Knock Doc:
Knock Knock Doc is a MyScienceWork production, written and directed by Paul Garcia, and featuring Dimitri Pougnet in the role of Arthur. Knock Knock Doc aims to promote doctoral studies, in all their diversity.