Mechanobiology Subgroup 2017 Symposium
Saturday, February 11, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana
9:00 AM- 6:30 PM
Room R08/09

Ewa Paluch, University College London, UK, Subgroup Chair

9:10 AM Introduction

9:15 AM
Mechanical aspects of mitochondrial alterations in apoptosis
Ana Garcia-Saez, University of Tuebingen

9:45 AM Short Talk
Disassembling the Cytoskeleton: Effects of Adf/Cofilin on Actin Dynamics
Hugo Wioland

10:00 AM Short Talk
Vinculin Forms A Catch Bond With F-Actin That Depends on Actin Filament Orientation
Derek Huang

10:15 AM
Non-Equilibrium Phase Transitions in Actomyosin Cortices
Nikta Fakhri, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

10:45 AM Coffee Break

11:15 AM Short Talk
Genomic Variation in an Osteosarcoma Cell Line Caused by Pore Migration
Jerome Irianto

11:30 AM
Mechanical signalling in stem cells: self-renewal and ageing
Kevin Chalut, University of Cambridge

12:00 PM
The Mechanical Control of Nervous System Development
Kristian Franze, University of Cambridge

12:30 PM Lunch Break

2:00 PM Short Talk

Local Load-Bearing by Kinetochore-Fibers in The Mammalian Spindle Provides Mechanical Isolation and Redundancy
Mary Elting

2:15 PM Short Talk
Direct Observation of Strain Transmission through the Microtubule Network of Cardiomyocytes
Matthew Caporizzo

2:30 PM Short Talk
Nanoscale Architecture of the Actomyosin Cortex During Cell Division
Binh An Truong Quang

2:45 PM
How do single-cell properties influence the collective mechanical behavior of confluent tissues?
Lisa Manning, Syracuse University

3:15 PM Coffee Break

3:45 PM
Mechanical control of tissue morphogenesis
Otger Campas, University of California, Santa Barbara

4:15 PM
Mechanical stretch triggers rapid epithelial cell division through the stretch-activated channel Piezo1
Jody Rosenblatt, University of Utah

4:45 PM Short Talk
Mechanoaccumulative Elements of the Mammalian Actin Cytoskeleton
Eric Schiffhauer

5:00 PM Short Talk
Physical Determinants of Bipolar Mitotic Spindle Assembly and Stability in Fission Yeast
Meredith Batterton

5:15 PM Business Meeting

6:30 PM Speakers Dinner

The Mechanobiology Subgroup is grateful for support from the following companies: