G.V. Shivashankar, MBI, National University of Singapore, Subgroup Chair

Mechanobiology Subgroup 2016 Symposium
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Los Angeles, California

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

9:00 AM Patricia Bassereau, Curie Institute, France
Mechanical Action of BAR-domain Proteins on Fluid Membranes

9:30 AM 
Darius Vasco Koster, National Centre for Biological Sciences, India
Actomyosin Dependent Clustering and Segregation of Cell Surface Molecules at Multiple Scales


10:00 AM 
Arpita Upadhyaya, University of Maryland, College Park
Cyoskeletal Dynamics and Mechanosensing in Immune Cells 

10:15 AM Leanna Owen, Stanford University
Coupling of Cytoskeletal Dynamics and Cellular Traction Stress Generation in a 3D Extracellular Matrix

10:30 AM Coffee Break

11:00 AM 
Ronen Zaidel-Bar, Mechanobiology Institute, Singapore
Regulation of Actomyosin Contractility in Non-muscle Cells 


11:30 AM Alpha Yap, University of Queensland, Australia
Junctional Tension, Mechanosensing and Epithelial Homeostasis

12:00 PM Timothy Saunders, MBI, National University of Singapore
Quantitative Analysis of Tissue Shape and Cell Fate During Zebrafish Myogenesis 

12:15 PM Postdoc Talk Chosen From Poster Abstracts
Alexandra Surcel, Johns Hopkins University
Resolving and Targeting the Mechanobiome of Pancreatic Ductal Adenocarinoma 


12:30 PM Lunch

2:00 PM Nancy Kleckner, Harvard University
Chromosomes as Mechanical Objects: Commonalities from Bacteria to Mammalian Cells

2:30 PM Dennis Discher, University of Pennsylvania


3:00 PM 
Caroline Uhler, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Geometric Models of 3D Chromosome Packing


3:30 PM Postdoc Talk Chosen From Poster Abstracts
Aninda Mitra, MBI, National University of Singapore
Cell-Matrix-Constraints Regulate TNFα-Mediated Signaling by Modular Compartmentalization of the Transcription Regulators NFκB and MKL


3:45 PM Coffee Break

4:15 PM Valerie Weaver, University of California, San Francisco
Tissue Mechanics and Disease Models

4:45 PM Viola Vogel, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology-Zurich, Switzerland
How Mechanical Forces Regulate the Structural Polarization of the Nuclear Lamina

5:15 PM Postdoc Talk Chosen from Poster Abstracts
Balázs Enyedi, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
The Cell Nucleus Serves as a Mechanotransducer of Tissue Damage Induced Inflammation


5:30 PM Victor Varner, Princeton University
A Physical Instability Controls Branching Morphogenesis of the Embryonic Airway epithelium

5:45 PM Student Talk Chosen from Poster Abstracts
Jie Liang, University of Illinois at Chicago
Computationally Designed Functional Outer Membrane Protein Using Lipid-facing Motifs

6:00 PM General Discussion

7:00 PM Subgroup Dinner