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Biophysics 101: Mechanobiology

Mechanobiology is an emerging field of biophysical research that focuses on understanding the mechanical basis of cell function. It includes studying the force-induced and tensional changes that occur within cells and between cells and their environment, and the mechanotransduction of cellular signals that lead to cell motility and induce changes during differentiation. The speakers in this session will discuss the mechanobiology of single molecules, migrating cells, and sheets of cells during embryogenesis, and the methods that they use in their studies.

Session Moderator: Sharyn Endow, Duke University

Keir Neuman, National Institutes of Health
Michael Sheetz, National University of Singapore Mechanobiology Institute
Maria Leptin, European Molecular Biology Laboratory

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